March 3, 2011 10:08 PM Subscribe
I have moved to the loudest place on earth. Help me not lose my mind.
posted by Space Kitty to home & garden (19 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
We have double-paned windows, white noise machines and no problem asking politely for people to take it down a notch during quiet hours. But in the three weeks since moving here, we've also had -
- Loud conversations outside our bedroom windows at 2:30 am
- Phone calls with both parties audible from inside an adjacent apartment... with all the doors shut
- Neighbors using their cell on speakerphone in the courtyard
- Other neighbors constantly yelling at each other/their kids
We've signed a year lease, and the only thing I hate more than the noise is the thought of moving again. Since I think it's more realistic for me to adjust my attitude than to try change other people's behavior, what are your best suggestions for coping? What noise reduction techniques have worked for you?
I've tried telling myself if everyone else is being noisy, then I can too - but cranking Pandora to 11 has been surprisingly unsatisfying.
Next week - DOES EVERYONE HERE SMOKE BUT ME?!