Monday, May 24, 2010

Love thy neighbor...

Saturday night, our neighbors had a party. Their guests were chatting around a fire in the backyard late into the night. Yes, its all fine and dandy and Oh so much fun but there were one a beer too many and the chatting wasnt exactly chatting with interspersed break out of laughter. It was LOUD talking and laughing! And it went on till about three thirty in the morning.

It was such a warm night, not exactly requiring an AC but a "throw the windows open and sleep" kinda night and No, we couldnt do that. Because then the noise was even louder as they sat right outside our bedroom window. I seriously have no patience for this kind of a thing now, Yes, you can stay up all night chatting but move it inside the house for Gods sake! Is there such a thing as courtesy for your neighbors. Our other neighbor had called the cops on them to break up their party last time. So anyways so at three, I marched downstairs and put the kitchen lights on and glared at them through my windows and when one of them waved back, I did my best "Angry model on the catwalk" walk and made myself a snack and went back to bed. The noise quieted down (thankfully) after and P and I fell asleep finally!

I am officially old at the age of 33. I can no longer sleep through everything, there was a time when I slept through earthquakes, other people's babies crying, TV on loud and what not. Now I need an excuse to toss restlessly at night. Maybe its because I am pregnant...

Anyways I was determined to tell her off the next morning. On Sunday morning I was gardening in my backyard and out she came. I had a severe attack of Chickenatitis and I pretended not to see her and retreated to my front yard. P is clearly the brave one in our family, he stood his ground and merrily watered the flowers and chatted with her and when asked if they disturbed us last night, said "Yes, we were up most of the night, S couldnt sleep and was miserable and could they please try to be more understanding next time". She sent over a plant to me as a peace offering :)

Alls forgiven with the bribe now :) They have another party coming up in two weeks and hopefully they will behave. Or we will just have to crash their party and partake some of the beer.


  1. Oh tell me abt them! I hv this neighbour who plays so loud on his TV and music player that I cn hardly hear what the ones on my TV are saying :P
    I hv told them n times but they dnt listen. Hope u hv gud listener-neighbours ;) ;)

    Nice bribe though :P

  2. Haha, I had neighbors like that in India, but they were both very hard of hearing..
    Poor you, are you forced to watch the shows they watch now :)

  3. Glad things are ok after the bribe :D And I hope they are considerate in the future. :)

    I have neighbors here who play loud music all night long, esp during summer time. I've called security a couple of times last year myself. It's been a quite year this time around so far, let's see how the summer goes :)

  4. My sympathies. As someone who is 36, even if not pregnant, I know how difficult it is to get sleep.

    Better luck next time

  5. Titaxy: What is it with these people!
    Knife: Haha, I am sure things are worse in Mumbai..

  6.'s praying the next time around is much better.