There's really nothing you can do when you have noisy neighbors in Kuwait. I always like to check out the neighborhood before I move in - see what it is like on a weekend night, etc. I thought I was pretty safe with the landlady living upstairs - and for almost a year, I never heard anything...
Until she decided to move and rent the apartment to new tenants.
I tried to be neighborly - did the new neighbor thing. But the first day they (Brits) moved in, they started slamming things on their floor. "Oh sorry, noisy moving men..." And then it was, "We have 3 kids. They're used to living in a house and not having to share with others." Otay, so rent a villa! For what they are paying for the place upstairs, they could get an entire separate villa somewhere (somewhere where you could hang your bras on your terrace where no one would mind, eh? Think we ALL didn't notice your unmentionables hanging in the wind like we live in an Egyptian boarding house? Nobody needs to see all that. Buy a freekin dryer!)
So this has been going back and forth for several years now. I've asked them to come down and listen to the noise from their apartment. I've asked them to come down if my noise ever gets to be too much. They never have. I kinda wish they would have because then I could gauge the level I should keep it at. I went upstairs the last time to say something and dude slammed the door in my face. Not nice. (He later came down to mine after I shouted up the stairs and I had the opportunity to slam my door in his face. Touche.)
The response by the lady of the house (the sensible one) has been, "It's your right to be noisy. It's your home." I don't agree with that. I share the home with neighbors and it isn't my house. I don't live alone. I can't be noisy. ... and neither should they. Granted, they shouldn't have to walk around like mice (put down some carpeting - you get a 30% discount) but they don't have to walk around like elephants either.
She made a big deal of stating time and again that they have THREE children. Hey, if I had THREE children, I would want to live in a separated home or somewhere where my THREE children wouldn't bug the heck out of others and scare the bejezus out of their little dog. Me, I don't think that children are an excuse to disturb others; but many out there will probably disagree with me. If you can't teach your kids appropriate manners maybe you should make other living arrangements. Maybe in a place where the neighbors have kids too - and are more understanding.
I have a dog. She has better manners than my upstairs neighbors kids. She doesn't bark all the time....
Je, I guess I'm not terribly understanding. I'm a hard working person who wants to come home to peace and quiet. I pay extra for that. I want to sleep late on the weekends and take naps after a really hard day.
Bitchy? Perhapseee...So anyhooo..
Today I came home and happened to look at their window - the one right upstairs from my bedroom. They have a BASKETBALL HOOP installed on the wall right above where my bed is! WTF! Game on. I'm going to buy Bose speakers this week. "Surround sound" will have new meaning. I have LOTS of children; all invisible; all wildass redneck; all like to party. Rock on with your bad selves. ....'Invisible Baby Bubba, you put down that layamp!!'