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To be annoyed about being kept awake by loud braying "Hooray Henry" voices coming from a garden near me

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VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 09:20:35

Grrr! I went to bed last night at about 10.30 and was enjoying a blissful sleep. I was awoken at about 12.30 am by the Hooray voices. Well, just one in particular . . .

This guy's voice is so loud . . the garden they were in must be about 20 yards away. They were outside until about 4.30 am and this guy's voice booms so much I could still hear him through the double glazing. (Annoyingly , I had to shut the window because it was so loud.) I honestly don't understand how his friend's ears aren't bleeding.

And it is not the first time . . . always seems to be on a Wednesday night. One of my neighbours had a word in the summer but I forgot to ask her what the outcome was.

The house is owned by a guy in his 50's who I think works away from home quite a lot and he has two sons in their early 20's. I'm guessing it is one of their obnoxious friends.

BTW ,it is difficult to have a word with them as they don't have an accessible front door as such, just an intercom at the end of their drive.

I quite fancy putting a note through in thier letterbox but I don't want to provide any source of mirth for the annoying twats.

If I hear that midnight braying once more there could be an ugly scene that's for sure.

What do you think?

PVish Thu 01-Oct-09 09:21:14

if it was "geddere wayne" woudl that be pref?

McSnail Thu 01-Oct-09 09:21:45

Buy a sniper rifle from ebay and set up your position for tonight...

VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 09:22:17

Possibly . . . grin

PVish Thu 01-Oct-09 09:22:47

i once foxed someone at new years eve ( about 2am) who was having a long conversation in german( altho he was eNglish) on a mobile phone outide our house by shouting in german to shut up.

think the person on the other end of hte phone heard too grin

VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 09:23:14

Yes, that was my fantasy at 3.00 am this morning McSnail

PVish Thu 01-Oct-09 09:23:18

id go there when they are doing it with a wooden spooon and wave it threteningly.

VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 09:24:49

Pvish - brilliant. i think loud German would be equally annoying as Hooray.

PrincessToadstool Thu 01-Oct-09 09:25:41

Oh just shout shut the fuck up - why be polite when faced with such knobbishness? Your neighbours will probably cheer!

VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 09:27:08

I did shout "Shut up" in my loudest fishwife back in the summer.

I guess it wasn't loud enough as none of my neighbours heard it blush

PrincessToadstool Thu 01-Oct-09 09:28:27

You need Archie. He'll invent you a megaphone that'll set you right.

wilbur Thu 01-Oct-09 09:28:52

You need to write down what it is that he is saying (dull story about work? jokes about his g'friend?) and then just politely put it in a note saying you would rather not hear about his day or whatever it is. That way they know you really can hear it, otherwise they will think you're making a fuss about nothing. Sympathy though - a bunch of people we having an argument in the street for about an hour at 3am last week and I could hear every word. So dull.

VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 09:30:14


Megaphone sounds like a good idea . . .

Oh, just remembered I did ring their intercom several times on the way to school and back this morning.

No reply but it felt soooo good.

VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 09:33:09

Well the annoying thing is i can't really hear the words although it is very loud.

It is cheering (possibly drinking game) and a very loud but indistinct monologue.

Believe me, this guy's voice really carries. you can only hear the other people vaguely.

PrincessToadstool Thu 01-Oct-09 09:38:27

Archie the inventor! Sorry I have just watched an episode of Balamory where Penny lost her voice and needed to cheer Josie on in the boat race, so Archie made a megaphone out of paper hmm which magically worked like an electronic one! And lo, her voice could be heard across the bay.

Our neighbours have stopped staying out late now it's cold and dark but during summer they kept inviting this particular friend over with the most annoying laugh - loud and fake sounding. So you'd be drifting off then hear this booming HA HA HA HA HA and it was more than annoying, it was cringe-worthy too, I felt uncomfortable on everyone else's behalf!

freename Thu 01-Oct-09 09:42:45

Poor you we have hooray neighbours two doors down (terraced street) who think the rest of us must be deaf. He also has a sister who visits frequently and she has the deepest barking voice I've ever heard on a woman. Seriously. I have no problem shouting 'shut up!' across the gardens. We've fallen out with them in the past over noise but it has become more civilised recently. I don't hold grudges as long as they stop annoying me. They are the sort who leave their engine running at 2 in the morning while they load the car to go off on frequent jolly japes calling loudly to each other 'shall we take the foie gras darling or will you stuff the goose when we get there?' Shut up!!!!

freename Thu 01-Oct-09 09:45:24

heehee DH leaves for work VERY early and also rings their bell and knocks very loudly on their door as he goes. You could also sellotape the buzzer down. grin

wilbur Thu 01-Oct-09 09:46:00

Than I still think a polite note saying "You probably don't realise how far your voices carry...... but 4am is unfair... blah blah" and give the dates when the noise was worst. I just think making people feel bad by being super polite is the way forward in these kind of cases. Yelling and being stroppy v rarely gets you the result you want - you just end up with one of the tabloid-friendly neighbour rage cases.

VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 09:52:13

Oooo- i like the idea of taping the buzzer down.grin

Freename -Funnily enough we live in a terraced street too.

I do hope terraces aren't becoming a hooray enclave.wink

MintyCane Thu 01-Oct-09 10:08:08

I hate the summer now because the G and T (not gifted and talented in this case grin)
keep us awake partying in their back yards all night. It drives me crazy and keeps my kids awake. We live in a terrace as well. smile

BitOfFun Thu 01-Oct-09 10:12:41

Who are the G and T then? Gits and Twats?

MintyCane Thu 01-Oct-09 10:21:50

ha ha ha grin Well yes I think Jeremy would qualify as one of those as well as his "darling" friends. However, i meant Gin and Tonic.

MintyCane Thu 01-Oct-09 10:23:05

How come they do it mid week as well as on the weekend ? Do they not have jobs and need sleep. Maybe daddy is funding their lifestyle.

OtterInaSkoda Thu 01-Oct-09 10:34:32

You don't need tape to stick the buzzer down with - clog it up with chewing gum instead. I'd suggest bribing a local hoody to do this on your behalf grin

VulgarAchesButCanRun5k Thu 01-Oct-09 11:01:18

Just spoken to my neighbour and it is worse for her - she doesn't have double glazing and her Dc's are very young and were disturbed by the noise.angry

And she cannot catch up on her sleep in the day like me.

She has phoned the police but TBH I don't know if loud voices will be taken as seriously as loud music.

Chewing gum . . now there's an idea . . .

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