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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:38 PM
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RANT: Will everyone please shut up, PLEASE?
Last night at 3 AM I awoke to some of my neighbors doing their "stupid dumb and hyphy" scene in the parking lot, right outside my window. Rapping, screaming, yucking it up, non-stop for more than an hour. There's nothing I can do about it. Security and the cops could give a crap, they might show up at 5 if I call at 3. I'm not going out to confront a group of ten drunk, high-on-coke guys on my own unarmed, and besides, I don't want them trashing my girlfriend's car or something in retaliation. Oh and they also sexually harass her regularly, I found out this morning while we were discussing what to do about it. We've lived here four months and this is the third or fourth time they've moved their party to the parking lot. Big, BIG men, waking people up in the middle of the night. Sure takes a lot of MANHOOD to do something so tough and risky.

Then, at 7 AM, the construction starts. So proud, those construction guys, of their stompin' boots and big trucks and noisy tools and loud, booming voices. I could swear to god they are much louder than they need to be. There is always a Bush-Cheney sticker on at least one of the trucks, which means they are probably guilty of something. So fuck them too.

Has anyone else noticed the world getting louder? Firetruck sirens, young people from infancy to adolescence, loudspeakers on trains and in airports, the backup beeping on garbage trucks, car stereos--especially the car stereos, which tend to belong to the same type of ASSHOLES as in paragraph one, above--they all seem to have gotten a lot louder in the past few years. Is it just me? I tend to blame the stereos to begin with, once ASSHOLES started filling their trunks with subwoofers everything else got turned up to compete with them. Shit parents are obviously to blame as well. I have a feeling the ASSHOLES started out as the toddlers you see in every public place these days, emitting ear-splitting squeaking noises as their oblivious parents sit by with vacant drugged-out smiles on their faces.

At any rate, if I lose another night's sleep I can't vouch for my sanity.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:51 PM
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1. Try this
call the police dept, not while it's happening, but during the day and ask to speak to the commander of the drug task-force. Tell him you've witnessed a large group of people gathering and loitering in the middle of the night in a public parking lot near your house and while you haven't specifically seen exchanges or money change hands, you think it may be a drug-distribution point as it occurs at approximately the same time but not every night and the individuals appear to be under the influence of some substance. The police will break it up PDQ next time.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:53 PM
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2. That's dastardly
But I kinda like it... I, who deplore the war on drugs, using it as my personal cannon... I think I like your way of thinking.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 01:14 PM
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3. stupid @#$%$ jet skis
you forgot jet skis.

hate em'

used to be able to go to the lake and actually have a peaceful day and now it's the fucking wet version of nascar everywhere...ggrrrr.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 01:17 PM
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4. They also leave the water nice and clean
It's not quite the same as being kept from sleeping where you live, but annoying nonetheless!
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:01 PM
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10. Its the same..
if you live by the water. My friend lives on the top of a relatively large hill, and he can still hear the jetskis.
Its even worse when you're swimming; they'll drive right past you almost ripping your face off. *sigh* Long Island has too many people now
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 01:32 PM
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5. I live in Manhattan, on the ground floor.
My bedroom is right beside the sidewalk. Some weekend nights there are groups of kids whose ages are in single digits, with apparently no adult supervision, running around screaming and making noise very late. Next time I call the cops.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 01:35 PM
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6. Yeah, I left the big city for some peace and quiet
and look what I get.

Good luck getting NY's finest to come out for some screaming eight-year-olds. And don't think these kids are harmless or approachable; my friend was mugged and badly injured by a gang of 7-10 year old boys.
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 01:58 PM
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7. I'm not going to let them know
...it's the guy in the ground-floor apartment calling the cops on them. Who knows what kind of childish revenge they--or their parents--might dream up! (I remember pranks I took part in when I was a child!)
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 02:53 PM
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8. bah, noise pollution, hate it! spcially 'Phone music'
when you are on hold, which makes up about 76% of all calls these days and hitting those fruckin' numbers and pounds keys and seeing stars.

for the Love of Gawd - what makes them think they have an idea of what my choice of music may be and then throw in a gravel mixer to make it even more unenjoyable!! - oh, and volumne, yes, gotta have it cranked up too. bad songs, bad quality and bad noise.
and you have to have the sucker stuck to your ear because you don't want to lose your place in line.


I get so angry I want to rip the phone out by it's jugular
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 03:58 PM
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9. Huh
I have subwoofers and I would never turn them up in a residential neighborhood, and I always lower my stereo at stoplights so other people don't hear whatever music I happen to be playing. I was also an extremely quiet infant. sheesh.. judgemental people.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:08 PM
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11. Hey, if I don't hear it, I don't care
Live your life, but don't ruin mine.
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:40 PM
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18. Same goes for you
Watch who you call a jackass; if you don't, why should anybody care what you want?
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:35 PM
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20. Well, I can call the cops on you
You can't call the cops on me for thinking you're an asshole. So that's one reason to care.
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:38 PM
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21. So call the cops
and stop posting worthless drivel
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:45 PM
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23. Like, swill a chill pill
This isn't GD.
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:29 PM
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12. Excessive noise is yet another tax on the poor
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 08:50 PM
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16. That's so true
We start out by being jammed up next to freeways and railroads, and it's downhill from there.
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:43 PM
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13. ubiquitous television
can't go anywhere without being bombarded by the cacophonous voices of the electronic talking heads. Restaraunts, gyms, gas stations, etc. Can't even get dressed in my gym without having fox news, cnn or some hyper-capitalist stock market clone filling my head with noisy bullshit in the locker room. I turn these off sometimes whenever I'm alone, but it doesnt last long - I'm sure the staff is under instructions to keep the idiot boxes on at all times.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:47 PM
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14. Your rant rings so true with me. You cannot enter a SINGLE public
place- shopping center, grocery store, restaurant, any kind of shop- without being subjected to music in all likelihood you don't want to hear. I've had to ask managers at restaurants to please turn the music the fuck down because my friends and I couldn't hear each other talk. Why can't people be content with their own uninterrupted thoughts?

:grr: :nuke:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:53 PM
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15. Construction noise!!!
We've had that around here, too!!! Why DO these people have to start making that noise so damned early?!

The real fun was a few weeks ago--for 4 weeks--when the state DOT decided to resurface a state highway that runs by my house. They did it at night--all night long--"so it wouldn't inconvenience people". Since when am I not PEOPLE?!! Kept the whole neighborhood awake for 4 weeks--so other assholes, who are just driving through, wouldn't be inconvenienced.

I hate this place. Have I mentioned that?
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:15 PM
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17. You mean that people really do get hyphy?
I thought it was just another non-trend that only exists for magazine writers desperate to look like they have a handle on something new and cool.
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:45 PM
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22. No, it's real
As far as I can tell it's a kind of screaming contest scheduled for between 2 and 4 in the morning, nightly, usually outside my window.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:41 PM
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19. I live in NH. It's the noisiest place on earth.
Logging trucks come from VT til 12 midnight, then start again at 4 am....one truck after another. Then, there's those fucking loons.
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:50 PM
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24. I carry earplugs with me.
I've got some residual damage from a head injury and can't handle too much noise.
There's various grades of earplugs...I use the ones that don't block out EVERYTHING but they sure take the edge off major ongoing cacaphony and allow me to function without going NUCKING FUTS!!!
:banghead: :nuke:
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:53 PM
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25. Tried them but I always get ear infections
Maybe in my attempt to drown out the noise I push them in too deep.
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