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To want to ban music/ musical instruments in terrraced houses?

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GodzillasBumcheek · 20/06/2008 10:21

I would also like to ban tellies in bedrooms, and speakerphones being used in the evening. And people who use walking sticks should not be allowed wooden flooring with no carpet.

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cupsoftea · 20/06/2008 10:22

no bagpipe players allowed then

misdee · 20/06/2008 10:22


GodzillasBumcheek · 20/06/2008 10:26

And people who take ten years to do their house up should be forced to pay for actual professionals to do the job before it gets out of hand.

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TheHedgeWitch · 20/06/2008 10:26

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MaryAnnSingleton · 20/06/2008 10:26

And no smoking at your back door either

PhDlifeNeedsaNewLife · 20/06/2008 10:26

Absolutely. People too poor to live in detached houses should not have their measly lives enriched by music of any sort!

MaryAnnSingleton · 20/06/2008 10:29

actually I loved hearing my friend next door playing her piano, though I did have to endure hearing her give birth at home too.

cyteen · 20/06/2008 10:30

Ban people in terraced houses.

brightwell · 20/06/2008 10:30

I think my next door neighbours are "trying to conceive", twice last night!!!

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mollysawally · 20/06/2008 10:33

Teenagers should be banned from terraced houses. No more loud racket music, slamming doors, running up and down stairs, arguing,

actually teenagers should just be banned form life.. my life

GodzillasBumcheek · 20/06/2008 10:35

People who are fortunate enough to have sex should have to buy a bed which doesn't bang loudly against their neighbour's wall and wake all their children up, forcing them to subsequently explain what said banging is about.

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mollysawally · 20/06/2008 10:36

Snap Hedgewitch!

My music is turned up according to how loud next door are, and how much they've pis*ed me off.

Psychomum5 · 20/06/2008 10:37

crying babies too.........mine kept my neighbour up many a night when they were tiny!!!

problem with terraced I find is that it can feed the gossip.......we are on the end of a terrace (thankgoodness), so we only enrich the life of one nieghbour, but she ALWAYS knows when I have PMT, and also when the kiddies are ill!!!

this is why I make very very good effort not to ever swear, or tell my kiddies off too loudly.......except PMT week!

mumblechum · 20/06/2008 10:39

Detached houses aren't immune either. When the dog next to us has been barking all day I encourage ds to play his drumkit with his windows open onto their side garden.


duchesse · 20/06/2008 10:40

Of course YABU. Music is food for the soul, unlike blenders, hedge trimmers, flymos, low booming bass notes from stereos and passing cars, police sirens.... Practising a musical instrument is sign of time well spent.

If you can't beat em, join em. Take up the tuba.

GodzillasBumcheek · 20/06/2008 10:42

The Hedgewitch - we have five people in our house, if we didn't flush the loo at night we would have a blocked toilet! Having said that, if i can possibly do so i leave it until morning (barring number 2's of course).

And my kids get a good telling off for running up and down the stairs (although admittedly as it's usually at around their bedtime when they do it, it's not a LOUD telling off as i know the neighbour's baby is in bed...).

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fizzbuzz · 20/06/2008 10:44

Cars which play music so loud you can hear it throbbing from inside your car

VictorianSqualor · 20/06/2008 10:48

Get ear plugs.
IT's not like people are playing their musical instruments at 3am is it?

GodzillasBumcheek · 20/06/2008 10:49

Their baby i do not mind - it's when they shout at it, raucously sing to it etc in the night i object to!

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GodzillasBumcheek · 20/06/2008 10:51

I have got earplugs thanks VS.

I can't hear my 18 month old when she cries when i have them in - or whether my 10 yesr old is having an Asthma attack.

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GodzillasBumcheek · 20/06/2008 10:52

Actually did i say ban music? I meant stifle it completely at an early age - so people never get the urge to 'express themselves' at the expense of other people's health.

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VictorianSqualor · 20/06/2008 10:53

Like I said, i's not like they are playing instruments at 3am.

GodzillasBumcheek · 20/06/2008 11:00

Excuse me, but i am a veteran of crappy neighbours, and we have had from various people...

Loud sex/swearing/bedsprings through the night (yes, the stamina of the woman in question leaves me astounded)
DIYing in the evening when the kids are trying to sleep
A 1 hour exscursion by a man with a walking stick around his room (bare floorboards) every night at 2am
Parties until 5am twice a week

Music, whether it be day, night or whatever - if i hear it in every room in my house is actually anxiety inducing!

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VictorianSqualor · 20/06/2008 11:04

It's unfair to expect people to be silent because you don't like it.
At night, fair enough, people should have some consideration, but in the daytime, it's just something you have to put up with, or move, or soundproof your house.

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