Dear Neighbour: Fix your car. Now.
May 27, 2014 4:08 PM Subscribe
A neighbour living in the cul-de-sac behind me has a squeaky fan belt. This neighbour also goes to work at 5:30 in the morning, meaning I'm woken up every morning at 5:30am to the most excruciating squealing noise. I normally don't need to get up until 7:30, so this is extremely disruptive to my sleeping patterns. I've had a squeaky fan-belt before, so I understand that car problems can sometimes take a while to fix. But it has been going on for months, and my good will towards this individual is fading.
My housemate who shares the same side of the house as me has the same issue and we have discussed it several times. We don't know which neighbour it is, but we know the house/car. I've thought about leaving a note on the car, or perhaps even knocking on the door and speaking to them (!), but this is based on the idea that they aren't aware that they're being so disruptive. I know that if we do talk to them and they continue doing it, I will hate them forever.
Is there anything I can do to make this conversation go well? What can I do to regain my morning sleep-in?