Wednesday, June 20, 2007

since i'm sure you were DYING to know

so. last night i was sitting in my apt, finishing dinner, watching some old SATC reruns and working on my laptop while waiting for my laundry to finish (quite the impressive show of multi-tasking, no?). suddenly i heard a STOMP STOMP STOMP overhead that, i shit you not, sounded like either a) they were having a dinner party with elephants or b) they decided to host an nba-style dunk competition in their living room.

i decided that enough was enough and that it was time for me to be an adult about it and go up there to meet my upstairs neighbor. i hoofed it to the third floor, resolving to be polite but firm, and knocked on their door (again, dreading that it would be some 600-lb morbidly obese fellow who clearly could not help sounding like an elephant/basketball star as he tried his best to walk around his apt).

the door opened... and a nice, normal, cute guy answered the door. my heart sank. damn! why did he have to be cute? but i stuck to my guns, apologized for barging in on him like this, introduced myself as his downstairs neighbor and then asked if he wouldn't mind keeping it down just a bit. he was extremely nice about it -- it was obvious that he and his roommate (girlfriend? no idea, i didn't see the roommate) had just moved in, and he said they didn't realize whether they were being loud but that they would definitely keep it down. i thanked him, said that i didn't realize he had just moved in and that i totally understood there would be some moving noise for a while, and we parted ways amicably.

so there you have it. score one point for polite, mature, adult-like behavior on my part...?


At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe you can get him a carpet as a welcome-wagon gift ?

At 3:36 PM, Blogger jen said...

alas, you clever anonymous commenter you, all of the units in our complex are already carpeted (against my preference) - so the ridiculous noise was coming through despite carpets being in place.

i'm much more relieved, though, b/c a) he was so nice about it and b) it seems like temporary moving-noise instead of permanent i like to stomp around in ski boots noise.

At 10:16 AM, Blogger L Sass said...

Let's hope the stomping dies down, because upstairs noise = NOT FUN.

But kudos on your diplomacy!

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Erica said...

my former upstairs neighbor enjoyed Cher sing-alongs while vacuuming at 1:00 am. Oh, and loud sex. i never had the guts to go up there. good for you!!!


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