Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday Rant

In a world full of people who couldn't care less, be someone who couldn't care more. 

Author Unknown

Good morning all.  Another warm day in store for us here in Brooklyn. Had a great day yesterday.  Nice short story class.  I love discovering new authors.  My class is a late one today so I have a little time to spare this morning. So I slept in a little.

Having a problem with my upstairs neighbor, and I am trying to handle it nicely.  He is heavy footed.  And I mean HEAVY FOOTED.  It's like he stomps his feet as he walks back and forth. And he never stops.  He can go for hours. I often say to Ralph that I wonder if he ever sits down and watches a television show.

Yet, as annoying as it is, I realize that there is nothing really I can do about it in the daytime, but lately it has been happening at night.  The other day he woke me before 5 am walking back and forth in the bedroom and then going to the bathroom and flushing the toilet at least 25 times until he finally stopped until 6:30 am.  Since he never opens the door, I wrote him a note and slid it under his door. I really gave him the benefit of a doubt in that he didn't know how it all sounded downstairs. It worked and he stopped for a few days.

Then, last night it was the same thing.  Only last night he started at 4 am and it went on until 4:30....back and forth, back and forth, drawers open, drawers shut, more walking, footsteps into bathroom, toilet flushes. 

This is not normal behavior and I wonder if it is drugs or something else.  His pacing reminds me of my schizophrenic clients who could pace back and forth for hours.  Just don't know what else to do about this guy.  This is the same guy who caused my television to come off the wall and smash on the floor with all his jumping around.  I know I can call the police for loud music, but for pacing back and forth?  I don't know.  Going to write another note today and then call the building owners.  Already notified the super and he does nothing.  Heck, he isn't even here half the time.  Any suggestions?

Sorry for the ran this morning.  I'm just very upset with what's going on.  I'm tired of being so rudely woke up and feeling miserable the rest of the day.  Not fair.

Have a good one.


  1. Situations like that suck. I wouldn't waste any more time writing notes to him. Contact the building owners although don't hold your breath.

  2. Try those disposable ear plugs. They help muffle night noise. I've been wearing them for years myself.

  3. I hope you find a solution. A friend went through something simikar and it wasn't good.

  4. Sorry to hear about this rude person. Earplugs are a good idea; white noise also helps, either a white noise/sleep machine or a fan in the room.

  5. It does sound as if the person is disturbed, with all that night time noise and pacing. For that reason, I wouldn't confront him, but try to find another solution if you can.