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monkey01
16-12-2009, 10:40 PM
I have a neighbour (a family) living across the road that can never lower their voice until late night. They would chat so loud I can literally jot down every single word. They are also very ignorant and never bother to oil their antique autogate that let out high pitch sound while opening that makes you go mad! Worse, I notice they like to open and close the bloody gate for no apparent reason as if they enjoy torturing our ears.
I know this is not a crime, but is there any way we can teach these inconsiderate rascals a lesson? :(

Sentinel
16-12-2009, 10:44 PM
Have you ever had a word with them about lowering their voice at night or perhaps give them a small can of WD40 to help oil their auto gate? Try this first before going on the warpath...

monkey01
16-12-2009, 11:00 PM
Have you ever had a word with them about lowering their voice at night or perhaps give them a small can of WD40 to help oil their auto gate? Try this first before going on the warpath...
You words really calm me down alot, I did consider your suggestion but I'm afraid some people are simply not very civilized and I might be asking for trouble. Being in the neighbourhood for so long, I wonder if they are deaf? Can't they hear the noise? Don't they know people need to rest? My left and right neighbours are all quiet, polite and nice, they seem to be the only outstanding one.........oh ya, plus the one staying next to him that likes to play "shake-head" music in his car that can wake you up in the middle of the night. As if not getting enough from his disco trip downtown, he would just park his car and stay inside for 10 to 15 munites to get himself "high". :D

klutch
16-12-2009, 11:26 PM
I have the same problem too!!! The neighbour across of my house; the "Lady" always screaming at someone + their alarm always make noise whenever a cat walks by... I had a chat with them about the alarm but to no avail. I didn't want to mention about the screaming at all. They didn't listen to my opinion... after awhile; just gave-up & bought sleeping pills :D

Just tolerate lah... or move out???

IceCooler
16-12-2009, 11:34 PM
I have a neigbour long long time ago has 3 families living under the same roof . Every day from 6pm to 1 am. and within every 10 minutes or so (timed it before ) , somebody will be going out or coming in(Cars & DIESEL DRIVEN 4w trooper). Worst of all,is the coming in part ,because they want to save a few buck on the auto gate remote controller ,those coming home will horn and if lucky ,the gate opens otherwise more honning . During cooking times ,almost always some aunties will yell out, ah so and so ...go get some onions ...from the nearby minimart .
This goes on for years until we were immune to it already.

The weekend is the ultimate killer ,friends and relative start coming in . Sunday morning is never spared too.

No I never confronted them. They were actually nice people . I am glad and lucky that I found a great 'taman ' that I eventually moved too.

P/S . Forget to mentioned ,everytime the cars come in the porch , the sound
of the alarm locking the car is just unbearable ,and after 10 minutes ,again the unlocking goes on ,some teenage sibling is going and there goes the auto gate symphony all over again.

SpAwN^
17-12-2009, 12:22 AM
Have you ever had a word with them about lowering their voice at night or perhaps give them a small can of WD40 to help oil their auto gate? Try this first before going on the warpath...


Aha! This is a great idea indeed. Monkey01, why dun you get them a box of WD40 for Christmas? So, then they'll know what to do with it later. Problem solved for the noisy rusty gate.

As for the late night hoo-haa, try this - close and lock the door!!

Sentinel
17-12-2009, 12:28 AM
You words really calm me down alot, I did consider your suggestion but I'm afraid some people are simply not very civilized and I might be asking for trouble. Being in the neighbourhood for so long, I wonder if they are deaf? Can't they hear the noise? Don't they know people need to rest? My left and right neighbours are all quiet, polite and nice, they seem to be the only outstanding one.........oh ya, plus the one staying next to him that likes to play "shake-head" music in his car that can wake you up in the middle of the night. As if not getting enough from his disco trip downtown, he would just park his car and stay inside for 10 to 15 munites to get himself "high". :D
I am not guaranteeing that talking will work or a can of WD40 will help solve the problem. But at least it allows them to have the opportunity to know the problems others are facing from their doing. One, they have been informed. Two, they just might tone down, just might.

But having done that and they still couldn't give two hoot, at least now they cannot blame you if you resort to doing things your way - they have been forewarned...

As for the one who plays loud music in his car, same thing, tell him nicely. Give him a chance to stop it. Then if he still doesn't, you have the right to do a few things including shaking his head for him without the help of his loud music...

monkey01
17-12-2009, 10:15 AM
Aha! This is a great idea indeed. Monkey01, why dun you get them a box of WD40 for Christmas? So, then they'll know what to do with it later. Problem solved for the noisy rusty gate.

As for the late night hoo-haa, try this - close and lock the door!!

Great idea! I'll get some nice wrapper and wish them Merry Christmas haha

vsat
17-12-2009, 12:23 PM
I think being nice and all doesn't produce results. I live in an apartment and some people park their cars outside by the side of the road. When a heavier vehicle passes by, the alarm will automatically be activated, then it dies off.
So imagine my irritation. What I did was wrote him a civilized letter with a red magic marker pen and telling the owner of the vehicle the situation. I gave him two options :
Either he/she disengages the alarm / park far far away or
nails will be inserted in the tyre every time his/her alarm goes off again. In the letter, i taped 3 nails on to the letter to show that I will most probably do it. I put it on his/her windscreen and voila, no alarms anymore. He/she got the message. What's funny is the letter pad I wrote on is from Eukanuba and it has a cute puppy picture there. So, imagine the contrast. But my writings were professional and not threatening.

Another one was a bike with alarm sensitivity problems as well. Heavier vehicle pass by, etc......I wrote a letter and this time, i taped a small padlock on the letter and told him what I would do with the padlock if he does not disengage his/her alarm. Imagine going to the bike in the morning to find a padlock around the bike chain. Ahh ..the horror .....the horror....anyway, I put the letter in the basket of the bike and voila, no more alarms.....

So ..that's the way to do it....fight fire with fire because there's no decency in this world anymore.....

zinglicious
17-12-2009, 12:41 PM
That is why it paid to be mean - I have countless problem with my "neighbours" at my restaurant where discriminate parking are those who worked in the office. Some of them are from the tech company.
What I did was the same - paste a love letter on the windscreen and if I have time I waited for them to appear. :mad: :cool: :mad:
BTW, I even get the MPSJ to put up the motorbikes lines.