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Awkward Noises… What to do when you don’t want to listen?

By Exception - 2 April 2012 88

too loud

After spending a lovely Friday evening out with some friends, I came home this weekend in the hope of getting some much needed sleep.

Unfortunately the minute I walked into the stairwell of my Braddon apartment complex I was faced with this sound. While I tried to get to sleep for several hours, feeling extremely awkward and slightly pissed off, this amazingly loud female continued to channel her inner porn star. Now don’t get me wrong, I more than appreciate the activity at hand, however I am not sure noises of that level are really necessary in any occasion nor are they appealing.

As it is now becoming quite a regular occurrence and the sound clip from within my own apartment (her enjoyment made it’s way through her door, the stairwell and my door), I feel yelling is probably not going to cut it considering we run into each other almost every day.

Can anyone offer some advice?

[Photo by timparkinson CC BY 2.0 and chosen from stock not to sexualise children but to note that if what you’re doing can be heard outside your home anyone could be listening]

UPDATE 02/04/12 15:42: And now with SoundCloud:

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88 Responses to
Awkward Noises… What to do when you don’t want to listen?
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Dilandach 1:16 pm
02 Apr 12
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EvanJames 1:17 pm
02 Apr 12
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Why developers are allowed to build apartments with porous walls is beyond me. I was staying in the Mantra in Darwin (on the bay), and became unpleasantly familiar with what the people in the rooms (yes, plural) above me had for dinner, going by the noises in their bathrooms and pipes the next morning. Ugh.

I’ve stayed in a Brownstone in Manhatten, and you didn’t hear a peep from the people on either side or above. It can be done, building places to live in where you aren’t assailed with noise from your neighbours.

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Shinigami_Josh 1:17 pm
02 Apr 12
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Send them a link to this?

if you know who it is try talking to her like an adult?

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DeskMonkey 1:21 pm
02 Apr 12
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Play some extremely unromantic music as loud as you can to drown it out. Odds are if you can hear them, they can hear you.
Apparently Nickelback is top of the Most Unromantic Music List…

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astrojax 1:21 pm
02 Apr 12
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noise cancelling earphones?

or an infestation of mole crickets delivered to her rooms before activities commence? [difficult if the whistle signals play before you get home, though..]

or a bogus letter from community health letting her think she has some serious std?

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c_c 1:22 pm
02 Apr 12
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Given how many illegal drug dens and brothels are being run out of apartments in Braddon and Lynham…

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Mysteryman 1:22 pm
02 Apr 12
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EvanJames said :

Why developers are allowed to build apartments with porous walls is beyond me. I was staying in the Mantra in Darwin (on the bay), and became unpleasantly familiar with what the people in the rooms (yes, plural) above me had for dinner, going by the noises in their bathrooms and pipes the next morning. Ugh.

I’ve stayed in a Brownstone in Manhatten, and you didn’t hear a peep from the people on either side or above. It can be done, building places to live in where you aren’t assailed with noise from your neighbours.

It comes down to money. Apartments/houses made from cheap, crappy materials with inadequate sound proofing are common because developers can sell them for the same prices as the ones that have been built properly. It’s an issue of greed.

In relation to the OP – why not have a word with her about it? If that’s a little awkward for you, leave a letter/note for her.

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Exception 1:24 pm
02 Apr 12
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Definitely not hot.

The sound isn’t even coming through the walls (our apartments are not next to each other) and we can’t hear anything that the next door neighbours are doing…..I worry for the hearing of the individual joining her. I’m thinking maybe a usb with the sound clip attached to her door and a pleading note??

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knuckles 1:33 pm
02 Apr 12
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“While I tried to get to sleep for several hours”

Make sure you track down the bloke involved and give him a pat on the back for me. What a champion.

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Dilandach 1:48 pm
02 Apr 12
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knuckles said :

“While I tried to get to sleep for several hours”

Make sure you track down the bloke involved and give him a pat on the back for me. What a champion.

Its only seven hours. Not special at all. Its border line premature.

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FioBla 1:51 pm
02 Apr 12
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In this context, the information on noise.act.gov.au is quite funny.

e.g.

> On the other hand, let your neighbours know
> if you are planning noisy activities such as
> renovations or a party.

Also:

http://www.noise.act.gov.au/files/Talking_to_NeighbourFINAL.pdf

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Deref 1:59 pm
02 Apr 12
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LOL. She’s obviously enjoying herself.

I wonder if those are the flats that our first Chief Minister bought one of and ended up selling six months later, because the walls were so thin that every time someone flushed a toilet the whole block knew.

I think you should burn the track onto a CD. Slip it under her door with a note saying “We, your neighbours. think it’s great that you’re enjoying yourself so much. If more people would spend time having fun like that the world would be a better place and no-one would have time for wars. Don’t stop.

But we’d be grateful if you’d keep it down a little while we’re watching TV.”

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carnardly 2:02 pm
02 Apr 12
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copy it onto a disk. print out this thread and tape both of them to the door of her apartment.

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CitizenK 2:25 pm
02 Apr 12
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In the middle of a session, knock on the door in some sexy kit and ask if you can join in!

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gospeedygo 2:38 pm
02 Apr 12
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I am x’ing the suggestions of the other rioters, leave a nice cd/dvd/usb drive under their door with a little note. If you have the time, you might want to make up a little techno remix with auto tune for their enjoyment.

Exception said :

Definitely not hot.

The large ones are always the weirdest….

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