*ssh*le neighbour – wwyd?

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

anonybee0810:  wow! Can you call the landlord/office manager of the apartment? That’s usually how I handle situations with my neighbors, that way I do not have to confront them myself. Otherwise I would keep my normal routine! Not your problem. Glad they are moving out!!

Post # 3
5793 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You could pop over to their apartment at a reasonable hour of the evening and say something like, “I’ve noticed that water pressure situation is upsetting you in the mornings.” Then talk to them and see if you can find some sort of arrangement that either lets everyone have the water pressure they like, or keeps them from cursing you every morning. He shouldn’t be acting like a big giant baby but sadly people get into conflicts with their neighbors all the time, and even if these guys are moving out soon, it’s good practice for your future neighbor altercations.

Post # 4
2338 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

anonybee0810:  I would probably shut off the water and yell back (as politely as one can yell), “I’m sorry sir but I have to bathe before work!”  I’ve had a lot of really terrible neighbors in the course of my life, the worst are the kind who think they’re entitled to private-home sound control at apartment prices.  I once had a downstairs neighbor who accosted me on my way out of the house to complain that when I opened my closet door it woke her up in the morning.  So…I’m not supposed to use my closet?  These were cheaply built apartments, I’m sorry but you get what you pay for.

Now there’s a place for complaint when the neighbors are making unnecessary noise at odd hours (neighbor who had very loud sex followed by very loud fighting at 3AM, I’m looking at you), but complaining for the noise caused by reasonable apartment use is just ridiculous.  You pay rent to use your shower at 6AM, your neighbor doesn’t have the right to antagonize you for it.  Good luck!!!

Post # 7
5032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

he’s mad because you are taking a shower in the morning?  Something is not right with him.  I’d ignore it – don’t give him the power to upset you. 

Post # 8
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

anonybee0810:  We had a neighbor at our last apartment who would randomly get upset about small issues like this (or like, our dog letting out a very small bark when he walked in the building and SLAMMED the door to the building – we lived on the first floor), while at the same time, staying up at all hours of the night, having really, really loud sex and smoking cigarettes in his apartment (and the stink would then seep into our apartment for days). Sometimes, people are just rude and inconsiderate, and usually, talking to them about it or getting someone else involved only makes things worse. With only 2 months to go, I’d just keep taking my shower and ignore it – they’ll be gone soon enough! If anything, I’d say something to the landlord. Even if they don’t do anything, there will be documentation (maybe an email or letter is best).

Post # 9
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ignore it!  Keep your daily routine like usual.  What you do in your own apartment is your business. 

Post # 10
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’ll be on the outside here…..but seriously….I’d be a little ticked of too if every morning I am losing pressure and hot water when I shower. I have a hard enough time getting up in the morning and a hot shower is about all that gets me out of bed haha. I doubt hes mat AT you, but probably just the situation that is constant and he cant catch a break. I wouldn’t take it personally at all. Also….whoever set that apartment up did a shotty job is 2 apartments using water at the same time cause the pressure and heat to change. Also, who pays for the water? Is it all covered in the rent or do you get a bill for heating he water? if the pressure gets lowered when 2 people use it, then its coming through the same pipes and there isnt a very good split betwen the apartments….just a thought. We lived in an apartment were we actually paid for the washer and dryer and all the hallway and porch lights….once we figured that out we were none to happy. <br /><br />Don’t talk to the other tenant, just talk to the landlord about the water pressure situation and nont the other tenants behavior.

Post # 11
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

anonybee0810:  The walks were thin at my last apartment, and twice a day, I’d hear one loud, long male groan, followed by running water coming from the unit upstairs. One day, as I was going to my car, I ran into someone I know, and it turned out yhat he was my upstairs neighbor. Mortified.Two yeats later & I still need the brain bleach. 

In regards to your situation, if he hasn’t said anything to you directly, I’d let it go, unless you’re willing to re-work your shower schedule to accommodate him. Otherwise, there really isn’t a point. 

Post # 12
7292 posts
Busy Beekeeper

anonybee0810:  You need to talk to him because together you should be going to your landlord. Two squeaky wheels are louder than one squeaky wheel.

It doesn’t seem like a big deal to you but if you were losing water pressure in the middle of your shower every morning you would be annoyed to right? I think in the short term you should work out a schedule of some sort. Unfortunately when you live in apartments and share resources like plumbing systems you need to work together rather than be “that neighbour”.

Post # 13
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ugh. If he’s having an issue, he should change his routine. He’s acting like a child. That being said, maybe he’s going through something really hard in his life, right now, and he just has a shorter fuse, at the moment. I really like the idea of shouting back that you have to bathe. Maybe note that your office dress code requires that you not smell! I like this option mostly because it makes me chuckle, and maybe it’ll make you chuckle. Otherwise, I’d just ignore it. Maybe get a shower radio to help tune him out.

Post # 14
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

anonybee0810:  Since you’re nonconfrontational and the guys next door are out in 2 months, I say just let it go. Don’t let their child-like temper tantrums bother you. They have a problem with it, they can speak to the landlord. It’s not your issue to work around their wants/needs, you are paying your rent and using your utilities. You have a job to be at and life is a timed schedule in the mornings. They’ll either learn to live with it for the next 2 months or speak to the landlord to have this resolved.

As a tenant yourself (in addition to your neighbors), it wouldnt hurt to tell the landlord the situation of low water pressure in the mornings, in hopes that maybe it can be resolved for the future for all residents (^^^ reaffirming the whole 2 squeaky wheel as mentioned by PP). 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  DumpTruck100.
Post # 15
2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would just ignore it. He is being a jerk but sometimes that’s just how people are.

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