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I didn't live there for a long but one time I had a room in a very old building on the top floor with wooden floor boards reaching from one room to another. I guess the walls between the rooms were added later? Anyway, not only could I hear every little movement my neighbors did in their rooms due to the squeaky floor boards but I could actually feel them moving around in their rooms, because the floor boards would bend in the adjacent rooms based on how weight load on the boards shifted. So if I was in my room standing on a floor board and my neighbor stepped on the same board in their room I would feel like I got lifted up a little bit, if that makes any sense.

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10 hours ago, toaoaoad said:

^Soz to laugh @yekkercause I'm sure it was awful. I've lived under plenty of noisy people, in one case it was the basement suite of a house and the owner was the heel walker so what can you do in that case? "My house my rules". I called her T Rex.  I've lived in top floor apartments for the last many years and will continue to do so for as long as I can. I can't go back to living that way. Even having someone next door who does it is maddening. But I'm a pretty intolerant person :trashbear:

every airbnb i've rented in the past few months was top floor for this very reason. neighbour noises trigger me, i get so angry i can't function anymore and have no choice but to ask them to stop. just the other day, i had a talk with the neighbour above who's a heel-walker (i'm still at the ex's). he was super chill about it. unlike the psychotic next-door neighbour who was listening to music at full volume for hours the other day and wouldn't turn it down despite our many attempts at establishing contact with her. my ex had to call the cops for her to stop. i should go live in the woods. 

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10 hours ago, brian trageskin said:

every airbnb i've rented in the past few months was top floor for this very reason. neighbour noises trigger me, i get so angry i can't function anymore and have no choice but to ask them to stop. just the other day, i had a talk with the neighbour above who's a heel-walker (i'm still at the ex's). he was super chill about it. unlike the psychotic next-door neighbour who was listening to music at full volume for hours the other day and wouldn't turn it down despite our many attempts at establishing contact with her. my ex had to call the cops for her to stop. i should go live in the woods. 

We have a lot in common . hahah

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Guy in my building plays blues guitar leads every single night, especially if I'm trying to nap.  It may even be that motherfucker that lives below me.  The audacity on someone like that complaining about someone else's noise.  Might also be the landlord, in which case I don't mind.  He's cool.  Actually referred to my friend below as "the asshole downstairs" when bringing up that first complaint. 

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lol - i joked to my friend who is crashing here that the tenant below would complain as soon as I opened the microwave door.  10 minutes later, a text from my landlord.  Amazing.  Been sitting on the couch all night either reading or watching Norm MacDonald clips with headphones on.  My friend's been sleeping in the same room. Definitely going through with the bag of spiders into the balcony hammock plan.

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I'm staying in a hotel for this week and either the walls are really thin or the guy in the neighboring room snores really loudly.

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2 hours ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

lol - i joked to my friend who is crashing here that the tenant below would complain as soon as I opened the microwave door.  10 minutes later, a text from my landlord.  Amazing.  Been sitting on the couch all night either reading or watching Norm MacDonald clips with headphones on.  My friend's been sleeping in the same room. Definitely going through with the bag of spiders into the balcony hammock plan.

You're not off to a good start zeph.

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3 hours ago, zkom said:

I'm staying in a hotel for this week and either the walls are really thin or the guy in the neighboring room snores really loudly.

One work trip years ago had me next to a dude that was screaming his head off one morning, he sounded like he was possessed by demon. Real guttural screams, fortunately I checked out that day. 

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6 hours ago, zkom said:

I'm staying in a hotel for this week and either the walls are really thin or the guy in the neighboring room snores really loudly.

traveled with my dad several years ago who snores loudly or did until he got the sleep apnea machine thing.. anyway.. we shared a room and i ended up dragging thee comforter off my bed into the bathroom and closing the door and sleeping on the floor because jfc dad. the next time i saw my step mother i asked her how tf she can live w/this man who snores like the sound of chortling farts. 

 

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7 hours ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

lol - i joked to my friend who is crashing here that the tenant below would complain as soon as I opened the microwave door.  10 minutes later, a text from my landlord.  Amazing.  Been sitting on the couch all night either reading or watching Norm MacDonald clips with headphones on.  My friend's been sleeping in the same room. Definitely going through with the bag of spiders into the balcony hammock plan.

is it too late to move? that guy sounds like a total ass to complain about stuff like that. couldn't imagine living in a place where I had to remain cognizant of whether or not this will result in a neighbor complaint or not.

or you just say fuggit and go to war with him

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55 minutes ago, zero said:

is it too late to move? that guy sounds like a total ass to complain about stuff like that. couldn't imagine living in a place where I had to remain cognizant of whether or not this will result in a neighbor complaint or not.

or you just say fuggit and go to war with him

Oh it was a fluke I got this place, as the housing market here is insane.  I know a lot of people who have been looking for months-a year with no luck.  I found this place in a couple months, and only viewed 6 places.  The apartment itself is great in most ways, aside from this asshole neighbour.  Sounds like my landlord is on my side and agrees the guy is being an unreasonable dink.  Sadly I don't think a tenant can be evicted for being a whiny little bitch.

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I'm back with even more info on my mundane problem.  (It's your now, watmm.)

Apartment manager caught me outside while I was approaching my van (he was trimming the lawn).  Said it was the same problem with the last two tenants in my apartment, but in those cases he thought the tenants were on the noisier side, whereas he doesn't believe I am.  Luckily the asshole downstairs wants to move to a two bedroom anyway, and one is opening up elsewhere in the building.  So he thinks that will resolve the problem (at least for me.... I imagine the guy will complain about anyone who lives on the other side of his ceiling).

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2 hours ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

 Sadly I don't think a tenant can be evicted for being a whiny little bitch.

It's true, they can't.  But don't go to war if you can avoid it. I've been in that situation too many times and in fact currently find myself in that situation. It sucks. Much better to get off to a good start before there's so much hostiliy that it's too late

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Just now, toaoaoad said:

 

It's true, they can't.  But don't go to war if you can avoid it. I've been in that situation too many times and in fact currently find myself in that situation. It sucks. Much better to get off to a good start before there's so much hostiliy that it's too late

See my post above for the riveting update.  The war cannot be avoided though, at least not while I continue existing above this guy's apartment.  It's his war entirely.

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54 minutes ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

Fish tanks always escalate fast.  I had a friend who got into it in grade 12, and over the next god knows how many years he must have pumped thousands of dollars into that thing.

So basically the eurorack of pets?

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6 hours ago, toaoaoad said:

A good friend of mine got realllly into fish tanks last year, it escalated fast

 

4 hours ago, Zephyr_Nova said:

Fish tanks always escalate fast.  I had a friend who got into it in grade 12, and over the next god knows how many years he must have pumped thousands of dollars into that thing.

Yeah I’ve heard the little 10 gallon tanks are just the gateway drug. Will let you know when I’ve developed a more serious habit. 

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fwp: boss sent my dept an email about how we're not communicating effectively and specifically called out a mistake I made. I replied immediately asking someone from the team to call me so I can correct what had happened. I also immediately texted said boss and asked if they would call me. Seven days later, no one has replied. Boss has now ignored 3 texts on separate subjects that need their attention, but replies immediately if the answer is "ask so-and-so." JFC. 

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