21 thoughts on “Sssh

  1. V

    This should be the story everyone should be chasing

    Forget chipping in for vaccines, empty testing centres, and lockdown challenges

    C’mon
    Where are all the citizen journalists

    1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

      It could be me, my neighbour put a big trampoline on his decking so his kids can gawp in at us and a basketball stand so his youngfella can bounce a basketball ….all…day…long.

        1. bertie blenkinsop

          Ah no, he’s sound, I think he’s just oblivious to the effect on others.

      1. Paulus

        …to be fair, the bouncing kids are only gawping at you in very brief episodes.

          1. Papi

            My brother dug a hole in his garden, through bedrock, the loon, so the kids trampoline would be ground level and they wouldn’t hurt themselves if they fell out. No connection whatsoever with your story, just saying.

          2. bertie blenkinsop

            That’s class papi, reminds me of the thinking that had Barca lowering their pitch when they couldn’t build up :)

    2. Janet, I ate my avatar

      Janet has moved :) The walls are so thick all I can hear is my breathing, I wake up murderous thought free after eight uninterrupted sleeps fresh to bleach walls and clean windows and unpack boxes and plant flowers, I sat and cried for half an hour in pure relief when I got the keys

        1. Clampers Outside

          Come down to Waterford and spit on one of mine :0) He’s quiet, but he’s an annoying, obnoxious, rude, self-important, interfering busy-body!

          The new neighbours on the other side of him told him where to go the other day which had me bent over trying not to roar laughing after I heard the good neighbour ask the willy-head “are you on something?”
          He’s often on the gin in fairness. I told him before too, thatI want no dealings with him if he’s had a few.

          Congrats on the move!

      1. Paulus

        Many semi-detached houses built since say the 80’s have unplastered brickwork between them i.e. loads of small holes due to carelessly laid cement between the bricks. These were then clad with plasterboard to hide all the imperfections ( a quick fix literally)….but this did not mask the neighbour’s noise, so lower frequencies transfer easily between the dwellings.
        A skim of old-fashioned plaster on the brickwork would have made a considerable difference. But, gee, how was a “developer” to make a crust eh?

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          ah it wasn’t just the walls, they were the kind of people who shout rather than talk, and don’t know that a two year old needs a nap during the day if it has any chance of sleeping at night etc etc, I actually can’t even think about it anymore, I’m beginning to detach my shoulders from underneath my ears and ease out my spine, I was stiff with just rage is the only word by the end,worse part was they were the landlords

        2. The Old Boy

          I know someone who solved this very issue by having his party wall skimmed and dry-lined. He caused the insulation contractor no small amount of bafflement when he insisted that he didn’t need the external walls done. By all accounts it was a tremendously effective job at a relatively modest cost.

  2. Steph Pinker

    There are many ignorant people who have no clue or consideration of others, including pets. A family moved to a house near us, they bought a Labrador puppy and obviously didn’t research the breed; certain breeds of dog without proper training are more prone to separation anxiety. Long story short: the dog hasn’t been neutered, he’s fully grown and frequently breaks away from the lead, but more importantly, every time he’s locked out to do his business in the garden he barks, cries and howls until he gets hoarse, then he pines until he’s let back in to the house – this goes on regularly from 7 am until 1.30 am.

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