Shut up!

I didn’t get much sleep last night. Shortly after I went to bed, I could hear a thumping bass line coming from somewhere. The music itself wasn’t very loud, but that thumping bass line was resonating through the building. Now, I’m all for thumping bass lines in principle, but 11:30 at night when I’m trying to get to sleep is not the time. I tried to block it out and get to sleep, but failed. Then fumed for a while, presuming that it was coming from the unruly mob from the house next door.

A bit after midnight, I stopped fuming, put on my slippers and went downstairs to try and figure out where it was coming from. It wasn’t from the mob next door after all, but from the flat below mine. A few years ago I had problems with them and a loud television. The guy who used to have the loud television has actually swapped rooms, and now below my bedroom is some young guy who likes thumping bass lines.

I went back upstairs, fumed a bit more, then went and rang their doorbell and told them to shut it up. I had to do it twice before there was quiet. But then I got to sleep.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.