A mom gets scared when a neighbor’s voice is so loud that it wakes her son — and he asks questions
We all know that noisy neighbors can make our lives very difficult, but another question is how to face the problem when loud noises come from the bedroom.
Many of us will have many tales of noisy neighbors who keep us up at night. Whether it’s loud music, parties or noisy pets, noise from surrounding homes can make life very difficult indeed, especially if they’re doing it when you’re trying to sleep. Often, a simple note or frank conversation is enough to solve the problem.
But it can be more difficult to resolve when the noise in question relates to something more personal. One mother found herself in this exact situation when neither she nor her son could sleep because her neighbors were up all night doing the work.
She explained that she had been bothered by her “nightmare” neighbor for some time. “I’ve lived in my house for a little over a year, and in that year my neighbor has been a nightmare, with dogs barking all the time, playing music, constantly arguing with her ex and the police being called,” she wrote. In a post on BabyCenter.
“I called my landlord several times and she said she had spoken to her, and I also called her myself. A few weeks ago, she had an all-night party with her new boyfriend and the music was loud all night and woke up my toddler. I emailed my landlord and received a message from my neighbor at The next morning she apologized.”
Since then, there has been no loud music coming from the neighbour’s house, but the mother and her young child were disturbed during the night by the “loudest sex session” she had ever heard. She explained how sessions could last “for hours” and that her neighbor was “literally screaming”.
“It’s very funny, but when it wakes you up at 3 a.m., it gets a little annoying,” she added. This raised a difficult question about how best to complain about the noise, and he went into more detail: “I have no idea how to handle this situation, and I don’t feel like I can really email my landlady again about the noise throughout the night.”
“It was so loud that it woke my son up one night and he came into my room to ask what the screaming was about. And this morning we’ve all been sitting downstairs since 5am. I’m not exactly a fun sponge but I’m very happy.” The mother continued.
Other users sympathized with the poster, with one writing: “I know my council policy is that sexual noise is not something that would be classed as anti-social. I’d put the washing machine on its longest cycle. I’d mop. I’d also leave the radio on.” I’m petty like that.”
Another asked her to “think about coming out.” They added: “There’s no other way. She’s the perfect nightmare neighbor. Sorry you ended up with one. Your poor little one.”
The mother responded that her efforts to ask her neighbor to stop while she saw the funny side fell on deaf ears. “So, as soon as they finished, I gave a round of applause and shouted thank you that this was over,” she said. “Trivial I know, but she didn’t get the hint. I was previously in contact with the council over noise and was advised to keep a diary but sex noise?! I have no idea how to handle this.”
Another user offered a creative solution to the problem, writing: Record it and at 6am open all the windows and start your sex session for everyone to hear. But seriously though… just be annoying… turn the music on or play it.”
Another poster advised: “Call the council to inquire about their policy on sexual noise, and keep noise recordings in case Environmental Noise wants to see the situation. If you talk to her but don’t want to address the issue explicitly, mention it in passing.” “I don’t know which house it was but did you hear the sounds of sex in the woods last night?”
“That screaming woke up the entire street. I feel so sorry for whoever it was. It will be very embarrassing when we find out which house it is.” If you’re not the type to care about that then I would honestly consider moving, noise is to be expected in semi terraced houses but all night sex sessions and loud music is not a reasonable noise you would expect in a regular base house.”
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