The Single Guy and the Noisy Neighbors

The following is based on actual events which occurred a number of years ago…

The Single Guy lived in a low rent kind of apartment. It was an awesome apartment, especially for the rent he paid. But there was a drawback… Neighborly noise.

The walls were pretty thin. And there was really no barrier between the ceiling on one floor and the floor of the next. So to hear the folks upstairs walking around, or hear the neighbors next door playing guitar, were issues that the Single Guy learned to live with. And, really, it wasn’t that bad.

Except for one fateful night. The Single Guy was used to some sleepless nights. For a span of time, he dealt with an on-and-off relationship with insomnia. But on that particular night, insomnia was not what kept him up.

Around midnight, the Single Guy began hearing raised voices from the apartment above him. At first he couldn’t make out any of the words being screamed. Then, only the cuss words could be understood. Soon, everything became clear.

The couple upstairs was having a knock-down drag-out fight that lasted for several hours, well into the predawn of night. The Single Guy heard yelling, mostly from the lady of the house. This told him that her fella must have done something really boneheaded.

There were several times that the man upstairs was heard begging. He was pleading while she was screaming for him to leave. Whether it was true or not, the man told her that he had nowhere else to go. And then the desperate compliments began. He showered her with praises along the lines of, “Wah wah blah wah blah blah wah!” Which I assume translated into, “You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met…” Things of that nature.The Single Guy and the Noisy Neighbors - RossEventually, things quieted down. The Single Guy can only assume that the status quo was returned to normal because he still heard the same TV shows through the ceiling all the time. The man upstairs may have had an unhealthy obsession with all things Law & Order. If he had a nickel for every time he heard the classic BUM-BUM, the Single Guy could have moved into a 2-bedroom apartment in his building.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s