It's fall, which means the humidity has disappeared, the temperatures are comfortable, and I like to open the windows and let in the fresh air.
A month or so ago, a very nice family moved into the house across the alley. An Hispanic family. But today, I'm thinking not so nice, because...
They have their Spanish oompah-pah music going at a volume that means we all get to listen to it, whether we want to or not. And one of the guys out in the backyard has a booming baritone when he talks, adding to the unwanted noise pollution.
I'm glad they're enjoying their music, but what makes them think the rest of us want to spend our Sunday listening to this stuff, too? I've just had to shut the windows, it's that loud. Ugh. I hate inconsiderate behavior.
I'm suffering from a head cold today, which means I'm not feeling very charitable. I'm going to call the police, I think.
Update: Okay, Cele is right. I should have just walked over and asked them to turn down the music. But I didn't (see aforementioned comment about "sick," "cranky," and "not feeling...charitable.") Instead, I just shut the window, crawled into bed, put an earplug in my good ear, and took a nap. By the time I woke, the music had stopped.
Still, inconsiderate behavior ticks me off. So, how do you handle unwanted noise in your neighborhood, in sickness and in health?