Trying to be understanding, but...

I'm tired of listening to the upstairs neighbors' kids. They are currently running and stomping all over their apartment and it's getting irritating. I understand that kids get rowdy, but whose bright idea was it to put a family with 2 young kids in an upstairs apartment? :x


*sigh* Maybe I'm just being a brat.
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No, you're not being a brat. I grew up in an upstairs apartment, and it was drilled in my head from a young age that there were people below us and I was not to disturb them.
I'm tired of listening to the upstairs neighbors' kids. They are currently running and stomping all over their apartment and it's getting irritating. I understand that kids get rowdy, but whose bright idea was it to put a family with 2 young kids in an upstairs apartment? :x


*sigh* Maybe I'm just being a brat.
Originally Posted by SpinCycle
I've actually never lived under kids, but I might not hate it as much as when I lived under my landlady's granddaughter. This woman was like an elephant. I couldn't believe how much she stomped around, slammed doors, etc.

Grown ups should at least know better, right?


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No, you're not being a brat. I grew up in an upstairs apartment, and it was drilled in my head from a young age that there were people below us and I was not to disturb them.
Originally Posted by CurlyGina2
This is my first experience with living in an apartment, but I do remember being told by my parents when we stayed at a relative's upstairs apartment that we were to walk softly and speak quietly.


And the upstairs neighbors' kids are stomping so loud that my ceiling fan is bouncing all over and the father has begun to yell.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. ~Thomas Jefferson
I'm tired of listening to the upstairs neighbors' kids. They are currently running and stomping all over their apartment and it's getting irritating. I understand that kids get rowdy, but whose bright idea was it to put a family with 2 young kids in an upstairs apartment? :x


*sigh* Maybe I'm just being a brat.
Originally Posted by SpinCycle
I've actually never lived under kids, but I might not hate it as much as when I lived under my landlady's granddaughter. This woman was like an elephant. I couldn't believe how much she stomped around, slammed doors, etc.

Grown ups should at least know better, right?
Originally Posted by Springcurl
Our last set of upstairs neighbors was a couple about the same age as my husband and I. They were noisy at odd times... often as late as 3 or 4 am. I realize the floor/ceiling is thin, but there's a difference between walking and stomping.
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I remember my grandmother talking about her upstairs neighbors' kid, "Thumper..."
I'd look into an adult-only apartment complex, might be quieter.
Yes, that is pretty annoying. We had upstairs tenants whose children would wrestle in the living room every night. I couldn't believe how loud they were, or that my daughter slept through it. I never complained because they would calm down by 9:30pm, which was pretty reasonable, and I feel like people should be allowed to live their lives in their own homes.

I grew up in apartments, and as a general rule, as long as you don't make noise before 8am, and after 10pm, there isn't much to complain about.

But yes, I hear you, it DOES get annoying! I'd much prefer listening to the hot couple have sex in the upstairs apartment, but we don't all get that lucky, do we?
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It's terribly annoying to have to listen to OPK's (other people's kids). Apartment living just amplifies it. I moved once because of a really noisy kid.
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Yes, that is pretty annoying. We had upstairs tenants whose children would wrestle in the living room every night. I couldn't believe how loud they were, or that my daughter slept through it. I never complained because they would calm down by 9:30pm, which was pretty reasonable, and I feel like people should be allowed to live their lives in their own homes.

I grew up in apartments, and as a general rule, as long as you don't make noise before 8am, and after 10pm, there isn't much to complain about.

But yes, I hear you, it DOES get annoying! I'd much prefer listening to the hot couple have sex in the upstairs apartment, but we don't all get that lucky, do we?
Originally Posted by babywavy
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For some reason, the brilliant minds at our apt complex decided to carpet the bottom units, but not the upper ones.

Sound ricochets, amplifies and bounces off everything here, and I can barely stand to watch TV now because it sounds so blaring. My husband has a heavy foot drop, to the point where stuff in the house jiggles when he walks. I shudder to think how it sounds to the downstairs tenants.

I'm by now pretty sick of hearing her complain about somebody "walking around at 1 or 2 am" when we are all dead to the world asleep at that time. My 2-year-old is actually pretty sedate here; she spends most of her running and climbing time at my MIL's house. Here, she mostly likes to lie on the floor and play with her figures and that sort of thing.

The downstairs tenant has a slew of people, including about 4 extremely rambunctious toddlers and a crawling infant, crammed into her apt. I daresay that if our positions were reversed, I'd suffer a whole lot more than she does.

I have tried to speak to my husband about at least making an effort to walk "lighter"; he doesn't even try. For myself, I try to tread lightly and keep my toddler from jumping and getting crazy.

I hate hate HATE living in apartments. HAAAAATE IIIIIITTTTT!!!!!
I'm by now pretty sick of hearing her complain about somebody "walking around at 1 or 2 am" when we are all dead to the world asleep at that time.
We used to have a downstairs neighbor who would call and WAKE US UP on the weekends to tell us to keep it down. All this started after he saw us in the lobby with our dog - suddenly he was complaining about the dog running around. The dog we'd had for like five years already.

While I do believe people have the right to live their lives in their homes, when you live in an apartment you need to remember that your home ends where someone else's begins - so keep it down. I don't care what time it is, if I can make out what song you're listening to or I know exactly what it is your girlfriend is pissed about this time, you are being too loud.
For some reason, the brilliant minds at our apt complex decided to carpet the bottom units, but not the upper ones.

Sound ricochets, amplifies and bounces off everything here, and I can barely stand to watch TV now because it sounds so blaring. My husband has a heavy foot drop, to the point where stuff in the house jiggles when he walks. I shudder to think how it sounds to the downstairs tenants.
Originally Posted by sinistral55
I wonder if that's the case for the apartment above us. I would hope not, but I can hear sneakers squeaking above us where carpet would be. Squeaking like they would on a basketball court.

It makes me wonder why they don't build apartments with concrete reinforcement between floors and adjoining walls. When you go to a nicer hotel, you don't usually have to worry about hearing the people above you or beside you. And hotels are temporary, whereas apartments are supposed to be a more permanent home. Maybe it's too expensive, but it'd be nice.
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I don't know what local laws are like where you are, but in NYC you have to have a certain percentage of your apartment (somehting like 75%) covered with rigs or carpet. It's the law.

If it really bugs you, you can try talking to the people upstairs, nicely. Or to your landlord.
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Originally Posted by Pacific Poppy
LOL!! For a short time DH and I lived next to a woman we dubbed the Midnight Vacuumer
I lived below a couple that:
1. Played loud disco music all the damn time
2. Had little kids staying with them that ran from one end of their apartment to the other constantly
3. Had sex so often my rommate and I couldn't figure out how they could get anything else done

It was awful, so I bought my own place. Condos are constructed a lot better than apartments.
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