Monday, November 26, 2012

I know I haven’t been writing, but I’m not hanging up my hat just yet

 

Before I say another thing—I hope everyone reading this had a nice Thanksgiving.  My sister Shawn & her husband Jim had their usual feast, and I spent the four day holiday weekend immersed in a whole lot of nothing, it was terrific. 

And now it’s Monday night, and I have the volume on my tv up a little louder than necessary because I’m attempting to drown out the assorted going-ons coming from that bothersome gay couple who moved into the apartment next to mine.  (Why does their stereo have such a heavy bass?  And why do they have to be so dramatic about everything?  They’re over there arguing right now over what their favorite Christmas song should be!)  Try as I might, I don’t find them entertaining in the least.  Ironically, I signed the yearly lease for my place only a couple weeks before they moved in, and I don’t think I would’ve been so quick to do that had I known this pair was moving in.  I may be locked in for now, but I’ve still been spending my free time looking at apartment listings in my area; it’s not like I live in Alcatraz (yet).  

Of course, who’s to say I wouldn’t wind up with someone equally annoying at my next place, if not more so.  I sure had things good with my former next door neighbor, I just assumed we lived in a soundproofed building.  Wrong—so wrong.

Oh and for the record, last week I called the company that manages this building to see if they might lean on these two mofos a little—a kind young woman named Stacey informed me there was nothing they could do, “but if it helps Doug, I live in an apartment too and my neighbor is always shouting at his tv!  So I know just how you feel!”   No Stacey, that doesn’t help me in the least.  She said “the best I can do at this point is log your complaint—and if you feel things are that bad, call the police.”   Stacey, what do I tell the cops?   “Donny wants their favorite Christmas song to be ‘Blue Christmas’ and Tommy is having a snit over it, get over here right away!” 

Anyway, I apologize for sharing all of that… it does help to vent.  I just wanted the world out there to know I’m still alive & kicking, and boring as ever!  And as soon as I have something more to write about (and hopefully soon, I’m more anxious than anyone reading this) I’ll be sure to share.   Thanks as always for checking in.

7 comments:

  1. My former neighbours used to have karaoke parties late into the night or should I say into the wee hours of the morning. They played loud, loud music and used to laugh and crash into things a lot. They moved away recently. :) My neighbours above most likely walk around in stilts or high heels all day. I'm pretty sure they have bowling parties up there too. :P

    Hang in there bud, it'll get better.

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  2. Karaoke parties!! Well Chelly, this pair was singing along (pretty loudly) to Christmas music a couple weeks ago--that time I DID go over & said "Do I have to listen to your singing too??" and the one who answered the door just giggled and said "Oops!"

    Anyway Chelly I sure am sorry you've had to contend with such rude neighbors too... I never realized how good I had it. Thanks for reading & for your input, I appreciate it. :)

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  3. This is why, try as I might, I can't get a condo...I'll live with my mother until I'm 50 if I have to so that I can buy a house. Can't deal with other people's rudeness and BS. Once while on a business trip, a couple in the hotel room next to me was having a fight and shouting match in Spanish at night when I was trying to sleep, and I asked for hotel security to come and shut them up (which they did.) I can't imagine living next to that everyday only to be told, "Well, if it makes you feel better..."

    Hang in there, Doug. And glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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  4. Of course, you'd have a piece of real interest to go into the Teepee if you agreed to that reciprocal interview, Doug...

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  5. Thanks for sharing Pam--well, I haven't given up on 'apartment or condo living' just yet, I like being up off the ground--I just know now that next time, this will be the first thing I ask about! Anyways, I sure hope you had a nice Thanksgiving too :)

    Andrew, you are too funny man--I can just imagine the questions you'd be asking! Haha

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  6. I have an idea...I'll stop over one evening and we'll pull a rolled up carpet out of your place and stash it into my van.We'll be sure bloody shoe falls out..the whole time mumbling about how he "knew too much".Maybe a comment as we pass their door about "messing with the Greene County boys."

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  7. Haha--Chip that sounds like a plan but I don't think they're smart enough to get the hint! I could use it tonight, those fools have been at it all night >:^(

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