seventeen angry

I never get to have any fun.

At the moment though, this is a good thing – my present idea of “fun” involves Molotov Cocktails, drained cans of tuna, and clogging lessons.

Sometimes fun can be malicious!

I am about ready to put a hit out on our downstairs neighbours. They’re a pair of nurses who do shift work, and have the mentality of a couple of 14 year olds with parents out of town: any time is party time, regardless of what the clock says. They tend to start up around 10pm with the loud music, smoking, and singing. They have terrible taste in music – Celine Dion, Def Leppard, that one song from Ghost – and I want to slap their ignorant faces until someone spits blood.

Yeah, I’m kind of angry.

Last night they – the two ridiculous whores and their boys of the week – had another party. I’m long past the point of polite confrontation, as they refuse to answer the door and/or hide the guilty parties in the bedroom when we knock, AND refer to us as “the mean neighbour/s” when referring to us. I stomped on the floor a couple times, but when they started singing along to “Pour Some Sugar On Me” I lost it and had a little temper tantrum, hurting my foot in the process. Their response was to yell “FUCK OFF” and turn the music up, to which I screamed back “FUCK YOU” and had to do some breathing exercises to calm myself down so I wouldn’t stab large knives in their door as a warning. I hate them. I hate them so hard.

I really, really wanted to engage in a little passive aggressive payback this morning – they sleep when we wake up. I was actually prepping my sub woofer for some revenge when Ed stopped me, saying it just wasn’t a good idea. I know that, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting to make them hurt – even if it’s just interrupting their sleep like they’ve done mine for the last month or so.

He did call our landlord, who just doesn’t care. He’s losing tenants left and right, and isn’t going to do anything to help one way or another. He’s actually thinking of renting them the Penthouse – an awesome idea, because then they’ll be pissing off 4 tenants and three other apartment buildings when they crank the music up at 1am on a Tuesday morning instead of just us. He doesn’t live in the building OR the area; what does he care? We were told to wake the building manager up the next time it happens, but the guy doesn’t get paid enough to deal with this kind of shit and has a pretty crappy life as it is; we like him and don’t want to make it any worse. So, we’re stuck. They get to party and smoke and generally be assholes all they want because the landlord won’t say boo either way, I get very little sleep each night, and my urge to do something incredibly foolish (but so satisfying) is rising every day.

I know we have a move coming up, but until the conditions are lifted this Saturday, I don’t want to celebrate – but when I do, you better believe it’s going to be loud and in the middle of the afternoon.

9 thoughts on “seventeen angry

  1. ARgh. When I was in that situation I politely informed the owner the next time it happened, and he didn’t do anything, I was calling the police. And I did call the police. They were very nice to me, despite the fact I called at 3am and was bleery eyed from lack of sleep and almost crying. The got them to shut up, and I believe busted them for their drugs at the same time.

    good luck!

  2. Yeah, I second the police noise complaint. Go civil society! Down with not-so-civil society. Also, boo, to applications that steal the cursor just as I’m typing comments. Just sayin’.

  3. Also, I highly recommend calling the landlord in the middle of the night, to tell him you’ve called the cops… you know, as a friendly head’s-up!

    Ok, maybe that’s mean. On the other hand, it’s MEAN!!

  4. Oooooorrrrrrrr…….. glue their door shut. Or hammer up a piece of wood, and fill the space between their door and the wood with cement.

    Why yes, I _do_ have a degree in Horribleness from the Evil University!

  5. I believe your decision to wait until things close and Its Official Yours is good.

    However, past that i think it is open season.

    Sean: i like where you’re going with that but really you should use big screws. Its less loud so you’re not as likely to be interrupted, and when the screw is in you merely round the screw head to make it unpossible to remove easily. Follow up with your subwoofer on a timer to come on for 5 minutes every 10 or so minutes is also excellent. Bonus marks if you can the timng random. Preferably playing a good polka. Everyone loves sleeping to polkas.

    Of course, maybe that is a slight over-reaction and the police route is a better choice. Mayhaps with a courtesy call to the landlord every time you do….

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