Dealing With Shitty Neighbors
Hey, all. I need some suggestions.
I live in an apartment complex. My next door neighbors love to play loud music during the day; it's really loud, and we can hear the bass rumbling through the wall that our apartments share. I can kind of shrug it off, however it drives my wife completely insane. I mean COMPLETELY. FUCKING. INSANE.
I've tried to talk to them about it. My wife has as well. They're unwilling to change their habits, citing "muh rights!" Apparently they think they can listen to whatever they want, at any volume they wish, until 8 PM. Maybe the local laws say something about that, who knows, but I think we can all agree that it's rude as fuck. If a neighbor came up to me and asked me to cut some shit out, I'd at least try to accomodate them. These people have no manners.
As I type this, it's 10:30 PM. There's some music blaring.
I don't give a shit about local laws, since I'm not going to pursue some legal solution to a stupid noise complaint. My wife called the cops on them once (despite my fervent protestations), and the cop just kinda shrugged, saying he couldn't do anything about it. What I need are some suggestions about how to deal with the noise (minimize it) or some other solution to the problem. Because I'm tired of this shit, and of my wife's increasingly manic reactions to it.
We've tried earplugs (they don't work). Noise-cancelling headphones don't work either. She can feel the bass coming in through the walls and it drives her mad. We can't move yet (our lease isn't up). Moving to another apartment unit is not feasible either. We're stuck in this apartment.
Any thoughts? Any hacks I might employ to help against the noise?
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