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WIBU to stick an elastic band around it?

34 replies

Ifixfastjets · 27/04/2021 21:58

Light hearted
One of my neighbours has got a new wind chime
I was kept awake most of last night by eerie spooky tunes.
Can I send ds round under cover of darkness with an elastic band?
Or a roll of tape?
Just to shut the thing up for a bit

I have no desire to destroy the noisy thing (yet)
But the idea of some nice sticky tape is quite appealing.

It would have to be ds as he likes sneaking around in the dark and he would volunteer for this mission

Any other methods of silencing appreciated

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Am I being unreasonable?


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Chouetted · 27/04/2021 22:00

Buy your own wind chime, but better and louder?


FuckyouCovid21 · 27/04/2021 22:09



Justdowhatyouweretold · 27/04/2021 22:14

They are very anti social in built up areas. Our neighbours across the road has one which we can hear.


Laiste · 27/04/2021 22:17

Discrete amount of Blu Tack on the 'bonger'. Renders the chime to a dull thud ....

Might not be immediately obvious to the owners for quite a while as well? Grin


FadedRed · 27/04/2021 22:18

Wind chimes in gardens that are not at least a mile from any type of civilisation are completely unreasonable. Clear sticky tape or glue to stop the bastards making a noise, without alerting the owners to the sabotage is an absolutely reasonable action on your part.


ThePlantsitter · 27/04/2021 22:18

I think you could just ask them to take it down at night because it's spooky couldn't you? Otherwise long bladed shears would do it.


Angrypregnantlady · 27/04/2021 22:20

I always think the best solution is to go round while they're keeping you awake. Just go k ock on the door and ask them to take the bloody things down.


DimplesToadfoot · 27/04/2021 22:25

Are they the sort of neighbours you can speak to?The nice neighbours one side of me took theirs down after I explained how they kept me awake. If it had been the neighbours the other side of me I'd have bought an air rifle and used it for target practice.


piefacedClique · 27/04/2021 22:28

Wrap the whole damn thing in thick parcel tape whilst it is still hanging and write ‘for the love of god’ on the tape! Wretched things!


Notfromthevalleys · 27/04/2021 22:36

The only think spookier than wind chimes at night, is wind chines at night that suddenly go silent!! You are about to go one better when it comes to freaking out your neighbours!!


Staffy1 · 27/04/2021 22:42

Wind chimes are not the first thing that came to my gutter mind.


jaundicedoutlook · 27/04/2021 22:47

For true middle of the night spookiness, in our old house, which was very distant from any neighbours, was woken up at 3am by a really deep voice outside saying “STOP, NOW”.

Sent DH out to the front door armed with golf club, but there was nobody around, and it was never repeated. He claimed I dreamed it, but I’m sure I didn’t.


Regularsizedrudy · 27/04/2021 22:52

Thought this was going to be about piles


SmileyClare · 27/04/2021 22:58

I had a vivid dream like that a couple of days ago, woke up with a start, swearing that a deep voice had said Police Open Up in the middle of the night. I'm not even a criminal!

write For the love of God on the tape Op but this really made me laugh. How can anyone enjoy the sound of wind chimes. They're supposed to bring good luck but it's not very lucky to be kept awake all night is it.


Teddyandsuzie · 27/04/2021 23:05

YANBU, I did the same to my neighbour’s bloody clanging nuisance. I had one whole day of peace, it was wonderful.

But she must have realised, as they started up again in the evening. I ended up moving house to escape it.


HerMammy · 27/04/2021 23:06

I’ve found my people!!
My friend looked at me as if I was evil
when I said I hated wind chimes 🤣


TaraR2020 · 27/04/2021 23:14

Just ask them Hmm


NoEffingWay · 27/04/2021 23:22

I would take a pair of scissors to the flappy bits Grin


Wanderlust20 · 27/04/2021 23:30

Your neighbours are monsters! Hate the things! Smile


Rosewood017 · 27/04/2021 23:45

Wind chimes are so annoying. Especially when DS thinks it's the ice cream van.


NoShitHemlock · 27/04/2021 23:54


Thought this was going to be about piles

That properly made me laugh out loud!

I will admit to being one of those pain in the arse neighbours with windchimes, but in my defence you cant hear them with the double glazing.

Well I cant hear them with my double glazing Grin

CervixHaver · 27/04/2021 23:55


Wind chimes are not the first thing that came to my gutter mind.

Grin Omg I needed that giggle!!

GreyhoundG1rl · 27/04/2021 23:59

I will admit to being one of those pain in the arse neighbours with windchimes, but in my defence you cant hear them with the double glazing.

Well I cant hear them with my double glazing Grin

Wtf? Hmm


Somanysocks · 28/04/2021 06:10

Maybe your neighbour got the windchimes in retaliation, and you're the noisy neighbour.


FunnyWonder · 28/04/2021 07:16

Wind chimes where I live would be grounds for murder. It's windy at least 90 percent of the year. Even looking out into the garden now on this glorious spring morning, the sun is shining, the sky is a hazy blue - and the plants and shrubs are waving madly at me.

Yes, an elastic band should do the job. Or, failing that, some explosives ...

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