Have a neighbors who are southeast asian...here's my problem/issue. I work from home for a major large company. I am on the phone with customers throughout the day. My home stays quiet, no one rings my door bell etc. Here's the issue.. in addition to chickens in our shared garage that can be heard, they also do some type of ritual that involves a gong and loud chanting. I don't want to be disrespectful of their beliefs or rituals (whether I believe the same or not etc)... so how do I get them to either stop, move it to another area of their duplex, and/or lower the volume where I can't here it? Most noises I can explain away to my customersbut a clucking chicken and a gong is a little difficult? Any suggestions? Oh, and there is a language barrier.. mom and dad speak no english and daughter is rarely home. HELPAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Jun. 11, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:53 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
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Answer by pnwmom at 5:58 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:07 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
My suggestion: Be tolerant, and respectful. You can ask them politely to lower the noise, but you cant control the volume of an animal.
However keep in mind that if the noise is completely due to their religious ritual, then you really DONT have to dictate. Maybe your homes are just too close, maybe they are too loud, maybe you could compromise.
Answer by sugahmamma at 6:24 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:34 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
I would think that keeping chickens in a built up area (which it sounds like you do) is breaking some bylaws. As for the gong, if you are in rented accommodations then I would talk to the landlord. If you are not, then I would leave the daughter a polite letter and then see how it goes from there.
Answer by beeky at 6:40 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
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