(This is from a few months ago. I’ve had it sitting in the Drafts folder, but didn’t want to delete it. I’ve been ill since last Friday and haven’t felt like doing anything. I started the worst antibiotics ever on Monday, but the side effects are too bad and made me feel dizzy and drunk, so I stopped taking them).
Sunday morning about 8.30 I went outside with the cats. I wasn’t out here long, when loud music started. I don’t know what it is about amplified bass that drunks like, but they always seems to like it.
I have spoken many time before about my hatred of this noise. When I started, I had my usual reaction of of what the fuck, this shit again? I looked around , then thought it was coming from out the front so I went out to my front lawn.
Basically, it was the man across the road. I don’t want to type too much detail, but I knocked on the door for about a minute before he answered. He turned it down a bit after I asked him, but he didn’t like that I said I can hear that across the road in my backyard. He waited till I was down the drive way then yelled know your place. What ever that meant to his deadbeat unemployed drunk brain, I have no idea.
I yelled back know your place renter, go back to Queensland. He stood at the door for a while, then closed the door. I had a feeling he was holding back because he doesn’t want to get kicked out by the old woman hes budging off.
Its always the same reaction. People (normally drunk) act so surprised that I’m asking them to turn it down. Like what, you don’t want to hear my music from across the road? Really? You want to keep your hearing? I thought I was doing you a favour by sharing my noise and deafening you.
I wish there was a way I could explain to them and make them see their behaviour.
©ASD and me 2019.