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If we were having coffee 2 July 2016 #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee, I’d warn you I’m a bit grumpy this morning. I’d invite you in nevertheless and offer you your choice of beverage. You’d obviously wonder why I was grumpy. Over coffee, I’d tell you that I haven’t had much sleep thanks to my noisy neighbours upstairs. These are the same ones I complained about some weeks ago and I’d written to the Strata management of the unit block. They were apparently sent a letter as was their landlord and real estate agent. Yet, last night, they had a party and created havoc.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I tolerated the noise even though we tried to go to bed at 11. Mr Imperfect and I hoped it would die down soon. It didn’t and they were screaming and shouting with music thudding away. Mr Imperfect saw one of them trying to urinate on a tree at the front of the building while they all continued to make noise. He shouted at them and they told him to f*** off. I told Mr Imperfect to let it go. That I’d email the strata again. But around 1, I lost it myself as the noise got louder and louder. We tried the police but didn’t get through to the local station.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell how I then stormed upstairs and banged loudly on their door. I was shaking — not from fear but from rage. After having a difficult week at work, the last thing I needed was shitty neighbours. They finally opened the door and I let loose a number of f-bombs myself. I swore like I’ve never sworn before. One of the tenants started swearing back at me and called me a bitch. I didn’t really care. They called me disrespectful. I told them they were equally so for playing music way past midnight. Two of them in particular were trying to be intimidating. They stunk of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. One of the guests was reasonable and I told him the reason I’d sworn was because this isn’t the first time. I’ve tried talking politely, I’ve even had to call the police one time. And yet, it continues. After about 15-20 minutes of raging, they agreed to keep it down, but you know what? They really didn’t and it continued till after two in the morning.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I have a bit of a headache as a result of the disturbed night. I’d tell you I don’t like confrontation and it was actually a scary thing for me to do last night. I’d tell you I didn’t allow Mr Imperfect to come with me because I thought they’d be worse with a man {they were all guys}. I’d tell you the irony of it all is I left India over a decade ago to escape this shit from a lot of Indians there and I landed up with Indian neighbours in one of the least multicultural neighbourhoods of Sydney! Prior to them moving in two years ago, life in this apartment block was great. People partied but never to this extent. Every one has always been respectful.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you work has been a bit shit. Not the work per se, but the person above me. Their anxiety and disorganisation is getting to me. The week has been hectic and not very likeable. But I ended the week by going to watch The BFG with Mr Imperfect last night. Truly adorable, I must say. I need to re-read the book!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I have got to go and vote in the elections today. It’s tough because in the end, it’s choosing the lesser evil. But I tend to feel my vote won’t count because guess who my local member is {who I didn’t vote for last time}? Scott Morrison. Yeah, you can see I’m thrilled. To those not from Australia, he used to be the Minister for Immigration who wholly supported turning back the boats. He’s against same-sex marriage and also recently compared how he has been treated about his views as equivalent to the bigotry the LGBTIQ population endure. He’s currently the treasurer.

If we were having coffee, I’d apologise for our depressive and ranty start to the morning. I’d tell you I’m having friends for dinner and games tonight. I’d stop my rants and listen to what you have to say and really, really hope you’ve had a better week than me!

So do tell, how’s your week been?

Do share!

***Linking with Diana for Weekend Coffee Share and Sammie, Shannon and Karin for The Ultimate Rabbit hole***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

 

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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    2 July 2016 at 9:32 am

    Oh I feel your pain with the noisy neighbours, that’s the worst! If they’re renting, they’re probably in breach of their contract so are on the wrong side of the real estate agents AND the strata. I think you’re very brave going up there – I hate confrontation. Perhaps you can write a joint letter with your other neighbours because they must be getting disturbed too. I hope your weekend gets better from here – friends, fun and games sounds good to me! It’s my first election today – I’m quite excited. I’m not sure that my vote will make a difference but voting is a privilege and I’m keen to make my vote count!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      2 July 2016 at 9:55 am

      Yay for your first election. My first election was good as I knew who I wanted to vote for. I still went voted properly. Hopefully the senate votes will make a difference

  • Jess
    2 July 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Totally justified rant! We have a barking neighbour dog who was up all last night. We’ve complained in person and in writing but man it’s infuriating when it continues!

  • Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    2 July 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Oh man, that sounds terrible. That’s one of the reason we avoiding units/flats when we were looking for a rental in Sydney. I couldn’t take it if someone partied until the wee hours of the morning keeping me, my husband and our two young children awake. I also would be mortified if my children were making too much noise and stopping others from sleeping. Children cry in the middle of the night and sometimes there is nothing you can do to settle them – it’s stressful enough without worrying about waking the neighbours. But those neighbours sound like turds.

  • Vishal Bheeroo
    2 July 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Such noisy neighbors deserved to be put in their place and the least thing is to show such disrespect to people. But, it’s not just an Indian thing and I’ve see Europeans doing that as well, Hope you doing fine and this too shall pass.

    Love
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  • Rosemary
    3 July 2016 at 3:54 am

    Loved your rant!

  • Corina
    3 July 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I’m sorry you have crappy neighbors! Wow! Til after 2?! That’s way too late. I hope you get some kind of action from your emails. That can’t go on.

  • pt
    3 July 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I’m sorry you have bum neighbours, and that there doesn’t seem to be any way to get them to listen to reason. I’m so glad that you saw the BFG! Its a book I reread whenever I’m really down. Last time I was reading it in a cafe and it delighted the waiter no end, it reminds me a goodness in the world.

  • Nancy
    4 July 2016 at 12:44 am

    Rotten neighbors can really make or break a living situation. I hope yours straighten up. We have a home behind us that we have had to call the police about because of loud music and nonsense well past 2am. You hate to have to do it but everyone has a braking point.
    Seeing the BFG was a good choice. A very happy uplifting tale. We read it in class each year and the students love it. I was excited when I heard they were making a film.
    Oh, and I’m from the U.S. so I totally understand your “lesser of two evils” voting dilemma. Good luck.?
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  • Betty Louise Davenport
    4 July 2016 at 7:26 am

    Neighbors can make a differece in your life. Noisy ones are difficult to handle. They don’t understand that there other lifestyles than theirs. They all ready know they are annoying a d don’t care.
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  • connie
    4 July 2016 at 7:27 am

    I hate loud neighbors. Maybe your manager can give you a different apartment since they won’t do anything about the people upstairs. I would be in their office every day complaining about them.

  • Rowena
    4 July 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Now that I know you’re in Scott Morrison’s electorate, here’s a virtual Tim Tam. I was watching him on the election coverage and found him tiresome. Do you watch The Project? I love it. I generally watch their late night repeat when there’s just me, the dogs and the TV. I was disappointed tonight that Theresa has left Masterchef. I had made a $5.00 bet with my daughter that she was going to win and now, gone. Plus, my daughter wants her money! Pay up! Soon, she’ll be setting the heavies onto me!
    Sorry about your neighbours.
    By the way, I’m not happy Pauline Hanson is back!!! Can’t we stick her on a boat?
    The Project knows how to cover an election!
    xx Rowena
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