How to quiet down my noisy Asian neighbors.
January 2, 2007 6:30 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to get the young Asian couple next door to quiet down their arguments?
posted by wfrgms to home & garden (31 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
A few times a week the young Asian couple next door have very heated arguments which involves knocking about, door slamming and lots of screaming.
I don't think their arguments are physically violent and if I did I wouldn't hesitate to call the police. But it is annoying, especially, late at night (sometimes as late as 3:30am.)
Of course, being Asian, their arguments aren't in English, so I don't know the subject matter - they both seem to yell at each other equally so I don't think that any one is more abusive than the other.
In the past I've found that dealing with noisy neighbors directly works best. I'm a kill them with kindness kind of guy. I'll tend to show up with a beer in hand and say, "Hey, how's going, here I brought you a beer, do you mind turning your music down?" But given the domestic nature of this annoyance I'd rather not get involved. Then again, maybe a direct confrontation would be okay?
I could call the property management, but I don't have a lot of faith in them to address the issue. I suppose they would send a letter and being as narcissistic as quarreling couples can be I'm sure they would just ignore it... or turn it into something further to fight about.
Another option I've considered is leaving a note (sealed in a envelope) on their door which maybe just asks that they be considerate and take their psycho-relationship fights outside.
Whatever the solution I'd like to remain as anonymous as possible.
One last concern is that maybe this is just some sort of cultural thing... maybe certain Asian couples just yell at each other? I guess it would help if I knew their heritage. I tend to lean toward Korean, but I could be way off... Please shoot this theory down if it is completely off mark.
And yeah, I fully realize that these two sad sacks should just break up with each other, but that's none of my concern. If it helps they are a perhaps in their early to mid-20s.