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To ask my neighbour to take down her windchimes?

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orangemoon Mon 13-Jul-09 14:02:02

I live on the ground floor of a block of flats, my neighbours balcony in right above my living room and bedroom window. Recently my neighbour has hung up 2 sets of windchimes, i can hear them all day and night even with my windows closed, i couln't sleep the other night because all i could hear were her windchimes, so AIBU to politely ask her to take them down?

RumourOfAHurricane Mon 13-Jul-09 14:04:15

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laweaselmys Mon 13-Jul-09 14:04:17

I don't think so.

But you would have to be very polite, point out that they were disrupting your sleep and was their any chance she could possibly move them. And think about what you will say if they say no!

Pacita Mon 13-Jul-09 14:12:14

Windchimes making a racket all night (and all day) long would do my head in. It would, in fact, make me go insane with rage. In your position, I would be fantasising about powerful explosives, but in reality, I would heed the advice to be as polite as possible in order to obtain the desired effect.

You could even mention a terrible migraine that makes them particularly unbearable.

canttouchthis Mon 13-Jul-09 14:17:13


I hate them too, but not half as much as DH!lol

Make a joke of it when you speak to your neighbour. Maybe they don't realise how irritating it is for other people around them.

laweaselmys Mon 13-Jul-09 14:18:29

It's true, they probably have no idea other people can hear them.

Pyrocanthus Mon 13-Jul-09 14:35:51

What everybody has said.

foofi Mon 13-Jul-09 14:35:59

I like windchimes myself. However, when your neighbours are so close you have to be more considerate so I think YANBU to ask politely!

TheChilliMooseIsaMalingerer Mon 13-Jul-09 14:47:29

I was once bothered by the windchimes of a neighbour. She was in a sheltered block so I couldn't knock on her door so I had to put a note through to her. She took them down and I was extremely glad of the peace. Ask her as she probably doesn't realise that they are bothering anyone.

Or creep out at night and take them down.

seeker Mon 13-Jul-09 14:54:22

I took mine down this morning because I suddenly realized that if I could hear them from inside so could lots of other people!

Go and ask her - I would have been incredibly apologetic if someone had come round before I realized myself how annoying mine could have been.

LightShinesInTheDarkness Mon 13-Jul-09 14:59:45

I like the tinkly tinklies, but would be mortified if I thought they were that annoying. Of course YANBU.

Once a noise gets within your hearing radar, its really hard to ignore!

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Mon 13-Jul-09 15:13:15

I have some to pop up in ds3's sensory agrden bit but haven't for this reason

What I might do is pop them up in a sheltered bit so DS can pull thm when he'splaying but they wont go on all night IYSWIM 9and if I can hear them take them down again)

YANBU, maybe you could compromise- ask her if she could take them down at night?

pointydog Mon 13-Jul-09 15:15:59

Yes, just ask her nicely.

My neighbour over the back got drunk and stood yelling and swearing at us about our 'fucking windchimes' in teh dark one night. That option is not to be advised.

TheChilliMooseIsaMalingerer Mon 13-Jul-09 15:17:50

Pointydog, I may well have been your neighbour blush

pointydog Mon 13-Jul-09 15:19:43

Are you a big burly bloke around 50?

TheChilliMooseIsaMalingerer Mon 13-Jul-09 15:21:30

Oh no! My secret is out!

No. grin

blinks Mon 13-Jul-09 15:23:38

windchimes and crappoid garden buddhas should be fecking outlawed.

TheChilliMooseIsaMalingerer Mon 13-Jul-09 15:24:59

Buddhas don't bother me. They tend to be rather quiet.

pointydog Mon 13-Jul-09 15:34:10

Peace to the buddhas

RenagadeMum Mon 13-Jul-09 15:36:05

You are not alone. Windchimes are the devils noise.

But I would put that more politely to your neighbour when you ask her to take them down.

HolyGuacamole Mon 13-Jul-09 15:36:33


pointydog Mon 13-Jul-09 15:37:08

what about those wooden low sounding ones? Are they easier to live with?

TheChilliMooseIsaMalingerer Mon 13-Jul-09 15:58:53

They don't bother me as much, but I wouldn't want to hear it night and day.

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Mon 13-Jul-09 17:13:34

I also have a 'crappo garden Buddha'

I like it, it has sentimental value, it ain;t going nowhere missus! grin

(it's actually a crappola windowsill Buddha ATM,kids age t to me when I graduated)

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Mon 13-Jul-09 17:13:49

kids gave it


dratted kids

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