Saturday, October 24, 2009

Letter to my noisy neighbor

San Francisco is known for its small apartments and high rents, but I feel honored to live in such a beautiful city that I use as my playground. Sure, I can get stir crazy from the small space known as our apartment. I’ve also gotten use to the street noise and tour buses looking for Lombard Street. In addition to all of the noise that comes with city living, I also get to hear a noisy neighbor that likes to sing several times a week.

And, if I could write a letter to this neighbor, this is what I would say...

Dear Noisy Neighbor,

We’ve never met formally, but I'd like to thank you for teaching me what Korean rock is. You serenade me between the hours of 4p.m. and 8p.m. and your concert is filled with songs I’ve never heard of. And yet, you seem to sing these same songs over and over. And if we ever meet, I’d like to give you several things. One my iPod with earphones so you can sing a little quieter, two a song list with other song choices and three some dance lessons. You might be asking yourself why dance lessons? I believe, we should have several hobbies =)

I'm sorry to say, that I’ve had to close my windows when we’ve had friends over for dinner. It's just so we can listen to our choice of music, but after a couple glasses of wine I've enjoyed your singing immensely.

If you think it’s only me in our apartment that feels this way, then you are incorrect sir. I have passed people in the hallways, at the front door and even at the local coffee shop that feel the same way. And one night, when I went to shut my windows, I saw another neighbor doing the same thing.

Neighbor, rain or shine, thank you for being there for me!


And people say that blogging isn’t a form of therapy. Phew, I feel so much better. Wait what time is it? I really have to go as my noisy neighbors concert is about to begin. How would you handle a situation like this one? Have a great weekend lovelies! (Click here for more posts about SF landlords).


RW @ TrueBeauty said...

Great noisy neighbor letter! Have a fantastic weekend!

Linda S. Socha said...

You made my morning! This is great. Not only can I relate...from a past neighbor....but the writing creates vivid pictures for me...:>)

jeannie said...

great letter!! Sorry about your neighbor=(

PinkBow said...

ha! very funny!

Laura said...

RW@Truebeauty: Thanx honey. You too!

Linda: Linda you always make my day as well!

Laura said...

jeannie: Thanx honey! I feel so much better.

PinkBow: Have a great weekend!

Maven said...

And of course, the noisy neighbour can't sing anything recognizable - like say Neil Diamond. What? Anything has to be better than what you've had to listen to.

I'm really enjoying your blog. Have a fabulous weekend.

Char said...

I've tried knocking and talking before but it usually leads to ill feelings. Maybe a note will work.

~Kenny said...

Why don't you record it for us and post an mp3 so we can all enjoy it

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

blogging is SO therapy.

Midtown Girl said...

LOL! This reminds me of my neighbor rant that I did - OMG this guy's dog drives me NUTZ!!

I feel like recording a tape of his dog who whines for hours and then playing it when I leave my apt...

Wait. thats a wonderful idea!!



I feel you lady...I need at least 200feet away from any neighbors!
I have 5 baby doggies!! ;D
Thank you, miss you too.
Fabulous Sunday darling!

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

Hey there.. how are you? It has been a while? How have you been?