Well summer is here, and I have found my first complaint…
Last weekend and the weekend before that, there were party people in the street next to me, playing their music and shouting and screaming until after 1am.
Now I am a whole street away and I could hear the noise extremely clearly, so what it was like for the people next door to them I just don’t know.
It made sleeping in this heat even more unbearable, I must say, but it seems that this is not an isolated occurrence, as there are comments all over Facebook, reporting people from all over the world who are making a nuisance of themselves to their poor neighbours.
To be honest, based on the kind of “music” they all choose to blast, it isn’t likely that anyone outside of their immediate circle of friends will have any interest in hearing the sound, so why the need to broadcast it far and wide?
Take the music played on Saturday, for instance.
It had no words, just constant noise, and the only thing I can liken it to would be someone jumping up and down on a rusty bed, and then falling off time and time again.
Like this: squeak, squeak, crash, ouch, squeak, squeak, crash, ouch, and so on.
If it was something likeable, like a nice bit of Motown for instance, then perhaps I could get on board with having to listen to it in my bedroom – at least until it’s time for bed.
But to have this noise pollution rattled through my windows until all hours is just torture, and I’m not the only one who thinks so.
If only people would consider their neighbours when having a private disco in the back garden, life would be so much easier.
At the very least they should keep it low and turn it off by 11pm at the latest. I don’t think it is too much to ask, do you?