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October 7th, 2005

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01:32 pm - The joys of apartment-complex living
To be honest, I don't have it so bad. My complex is small, the tenents quiet. Even the complex next door is fairly subdued (just the occasional party and our resident, good, piano player).

However. There is one person whom I would like give a piece of my mind. His/her window is right next door to mine, and his/her alarm goes off every morning at about 7am. And keeps going off for about half an hour. No, I have no idea why. Maybe he/she is a heavy sleeper.

Usually, I'm up by then, so it's not a problem. This morning, though? His/her alarm went off at 6 am. And kept going off. I got up, got a drink, and then tried to go back to bed. I was just awake enough that I couldn't get back to sleep with the noise. I even remember stumbling out to the living room to see if I should try crashing on the couch instead. Finally, I just buried my head in the pillow and stuffed my sheet in the other ear (more or less) and went to sleep.

Grrrr. Annoying way to start my friday.

ETA: This happened Saturday and Sunday, as well. *facepalm* If it happens again, I'm getting up and throwing rocks at his/her window.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed

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Date:October 7th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I hate things like that. The neighbors right next to me had not their bedroom on the opposite side of my bedroom wall, but their kitchen. Being early risers and fans of large breakfasts, every morning at about 6, like clockwork, BANG! came the sound of slamming cupboards, through the wall inches from my sleeping head. Thank goodness they moved out and my new neighbors apparently like to sleep in. :-)

Car alarms are no fun, either.

Date:October 8th, 2005 12:16 am (UTC)
I can so relate. It's not just apartments. I live in a house, and the houses in my neighborhood are so close, I describe them as having your neighbors in your back pocket. It's not so bad in the wintertime, when everyone's windows are closed and everyone stays inside, but in the summer (or early in the school year), and I'm trying to take a nap (because my sleep patterns get screwed up), to have kids running up and down the sidewalks yelling, or hearing the thunk-thunk-thunk of skateboards over the concrete, or neighbors slamming car doors and starting vehicles that haven't had a decent muffler since the turn of the century . . . I'm lucky to make up an hour of lost sleep somewhere along the line.

Annoying? Oh, yeah.


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