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September 29, 2005 6:41 AM Subscribe
Wind chimes in an apartment complex: okay, or ignorant?
posted by ducksauce to Society & Culture (41 answers total)
I just bought these great wind chimes on eBay and have really been looking forward to hanging them outside my window now that I've got them opened up for autumn. But as soon as I took them out of the package my roommate's eyes bulged out of his skull and he frantically told me that I couldn't hang them up around here, since we live so close to other people. I thought he was overreacting, but agreed to mute the chimes for the time being by padding the central wooden block.
I had wind chimes at a different apartment complex I lived in and never received any complaints, but I suppose my neighbors just might have been too timid to come forward. What do you think: is it okay to hang them up, or should I keep them muted? I noticed that one of my other neighbors has chimes, but she has the wooden kind while I have aluminum, and aluminum are somewhat louder.