To tell neighbour no?
TheRugbyValkyrie · 12/06/2017 01:22
My neighbour popped round at about 12:45 today to ask us to turn the music off. I told him no.
Background - my 20 year old DS popped to the shop for me before going to meet friends. When he got back he pulled up outside, left the engine running and music on. When he opened the door I could hear his music. As he was in a rush, I helped him sort out a packed lunch. We has just finished when there was a knock on the front door. I opened it (and could once again hear the music) and it was my neighbour. He asked me to turn the music off or down. I said no, that it was the middle of the day and you couldn't hear the music inside or only faintly if the windows were open. He got quite huffy, said that it was too loud and he was only asking politely.
While this was going on DS had gone out the back door and was going back to his car, total time at home, less than 10 minutes.
I said to him that his wife had previously complained (in the middle of the afternoon) and that I said the same thing to her. It was the middle of the day and they were BU.
I know my response has been influenced by the fact that the guy does all his loud gardening jobs on a Sunday afternoon, which drives me up the wall, but I don't say anything. Oh and he always parks in my parking spot.
Was I BU to tell him to stuff his request?
avamiah · 12/06/2017 01:45
No you were not being unreasonable at all and don't even give it a second thought.
I live in London and we have 2 music festivals coming up in a park 5 mins from my house and garden and believe me the music is very loud till at least 11 pm ( weekend ).
These are licensed and regulated by the council as there are strict guidelines about noise and antisocial behaviour.
Liiinoo · 12/06/2017 01:54
Why would your son leave the music playing if it was so quiet it couldn't be heard? And why would he leave the engine running for 10 minutes? Did he want it to be nicked? Does he have money to burn? Or is he too weak and feeble to turn the ignition on again? It all seems very odd to me.
seoulsurvivor · 12/06/2017 02:09
Six of one and half a dozen of the other. It depends on how often you are playing loud music too - a one-off, no problem. Every day, I'd start to get pissed off. On the other hand, my upstairs neighbour complained because someone in our building had a baby who kept crying, so some people will moan about every little thing.
Tell your son to switch his engine off when he comes into the house. If I was your neighbour, I'd have been tempted to just switch the engine off myself.
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