Hey just wanted to get your guys input on a letter I'm writing, all input is welcome. I feel its long but maybe it's just me, if someone can help me shorten it that would be great!
Good Morning Apartment Management Company,
The people in 9999 apt 666 make noise all day, starting at 6am to 9pm there is constant noise daily of people running around, heavy things being dropped and furniture being moved/rearranged and cleaned to the point where it literally shakes my apartment and the noise gets through the ear plugs. In general, they walk with a heavy foot equivalent to someone walking around with boots on a wooden floor. This in inconsiderate as you can walk around quietly on a wooden floor without making noise yet they have carpet and still make thumping noises every time they walk. One of them often does walk around quietly but that is only 1 out of 6 people, I know that this person is walking because I hear the usual understandable and expected creaking of the floor. The creaking is not the noise I am complaining about. It is the much louder noises like the kids running back and forth across the entire apartment, things being dropped and shows being thrown in the mornings. I get home at 9pm and get to sleep by 11pm or midnight and get up around 10am. These guys make noise every chance they get, at 2-4am whenever their 4 kids get up to use the restroom they walk loudly and I don't know why they feel the need to drop a heavy piece of furniture every time they get up.
Kids will be kids and it is impossible to expect behavior out of them all the time but it is a parent’s job to have control, influence and tact over their kids a majority of the time. However, when the mother figure herself also makes noise 24/7 by walking around with heavy foot and hammering things almost the entire day and dropping things nonstop I fail to see how the kids will learn from her example.
I have shown these guys ridiculous amounts of consideration and respect. When they first moved in they had a valid complaint that the TV noise around 10pm was bothering them so I started using headphones. Completely valid and understood. Even though you could barely hear the TV noise outside of the den. At 9pm if I ever watch tv I use headphones. The next issue happened when once or twice a week I would talk on the phone at night at a regular speaking voice in the den. I was not yelling, was not using any vulgar or obscene language. One time I giggled because I got a funny text message and they started banging on the floor. A ridiculous complaint but once again I gave these guys some consideration and respect and quit talking at night a little over a month ago. Also just to add my voice level was a little bit lower than what I use when I’m speaking to John Smith in the rental office when he is sitting in front of me. They made this complaint by banging on the floor.
Kids will be kids but thumping, dropping and moving of furniture and heavy equipment, running around the entire apartment are not normal daily respectful behaviors. This is an apartment building not a playground. And all day for some strange reason there is cleaning and reorganization going on in the entire apartment and dropping/slamming of heavy items in the kitchen. All day.
These guys seem to think that because they work for the apartment complex they can do anything they like, in addition to their disrespect and inconsideration of noise here are a few more examples. I was talking to the painter that lives upstairs a few weeks ago about the noise coming from his apartment and his reply was “I work for big boss, I complain about you and get you kicked out of here since I employee of big boss”. When one of the other neighbors upstairs are listening to music or watching tv (apt 665 or 667) all of 666 starts running around and making noise like crazy, 6 people walking back and forth through the entire apartment with heavy feet sounds like bombs going off in a distant warzone at 11pm. Another example, a few weeks ago I saw an interaction between the kids from apt 666 (the painter’s kids) and the African American kid that hangs out with 667’s son and Abraham's daughter. The painter’s kids were making fun of him and calling him Negro.
These guys in 666 seem to think they can do whatever they want, please bring them back down to Earth. This is not a playground or the wild wild west, it is an apartment building and frankly the laundry room is a mess ever since he painted it. There is paint everywhere.
This has been going on for a few months, I have complained about it various times and as requested I am writing this letter. I would like consideration to be returned and this excess of noise not to be made before 10am as we all work different hours. Or ideally I would like a different apartment.
9999 Apt 123