I am the noisemaker.
November 27, 2006 8:04 AM Subscribe
Seeing this question
and this question
about noisemaking in apartments made me think about my situation. I am the noisemaker.
posted by anonymous to home & garden (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't play music loud late, I don't have people over. I don't party loud. I live in my room. I come home late, i take off my shoes, I walk around, maybe sit in my chair and check email, I go to my dresser and grab a shirt, take out my contacts, etc.
But my downstairs neighbor hates me. I live in a group house, which makes it worse. I have a large area rug that covers much of the room (with a non-stick pad). She has earplugs, but these are hardwood floors in a 1902 rowhouse. But I'm gonna get foam for the subwoofer. Done. Will look into rug pads (but aren't those just really thin anyway? What good will it do?) Mass loaded vinyl won't work under a rug (and ripping out hardwood floors in a rental is out of the question).
I mean, part of me hates seeing her cry because she can't sleep (entirely my fault, she tells me) and the other part of me thinks "fuck it" because I'm not doing anything wrong. And if i get into bed and my feet are cold, I'm going to get socks from my dresser. And I shouldn't have to feel guilty because of it.
Since these questions addressed those angry with the noise party, what can the supposed noisemaker do?