Our downstairs neighbors are, to put it bluntly, cranky. When we moved in earlier this year, they complained the very first night about "banging on the floor". Turns out that "banging" was the pitter-patter of my kids' footsteps.
Only a few weeks after that, they complained about a fan being on the floor because "it vibrates". We moved all our fans to counters/windows. Then they complained that our cat had been "on their patio". (Our complex allows pets, both indoor and out, and apparently they saw my well-behaved cat walk across their patio one night and took personal offense. Uh, sorry...?)
I stress 24/7 about the amount of noise my kids make. I had to take away all bouncy balls, etc and even some of their dress-up shoes because they "clack-clack" on the floor. DH thinks I worry too much about it, but I can't help it - these people are cranky and rude.
My question is, how far would you go to appease your neighbors?
Answer by Bmat at 3:21 PM on Sep. 12, 2010
Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 3:22 PM on Sep. 12, 2010
Not as far as you are going that is for sure! If you are not making any unreasonable noise then they can stuff it! People like that will never be satisfied and they will continue to make increasingly unreasonable demands because they know they can walk all over you. You need to assert yourself and tell them that if your kids walking across the floor disturbs them, then they should consider moving to a top floor apartment.
Answer by beeky at 3:26 PM on Sep. 12, 2010
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