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Sun May 26, 2019, 04:09 PM

Turn down that music!! It can't be just because I'm old...

Turn down that music!! It can't be just because I'm old that I find it to be so intrusive and offensive. Even when I was younger, I was smart enough to know that I don't need to share my music with the ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD.

Two streets over they're having friends over... a cookout to start the Summer Season. Good for them! I don't begrudge them that. But, for the LOVE OF GOD!! Turn down that thump-thump-thump music!!!

I'm hard of hearing and I can hear it INSIDE my house from TWO streets away!

Should I call the police? I think I'm going to call. This is ridiculous!

As the weather begins to break the urge for larger residential gatherings will increase. With this increase I would like to remind everyone of the county noise ordinance. The noise ordinance in Prince Georges County is no longer a time based law. The noise ordinance is now in effect 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK and within 50 FEET of the residence on ALL SIDES! This ordinance does carry a substantial fine for the owner of the home. If you all incur this issue in any of your neighborhoods please dial 301-352-1200 immediately. Thank you and be safe!


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Reply Turn down that music!! It can't be just because I'm old... (Original post)
NurseJackie May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
NurseJackie May 2019 #9
Totally Tunsie May 2019 #13
csziggy May 2019 #2
NurseJackie May 2019 #7
csziggy May 2019 #11
Skittles May 2019 #3
NurseJackie May 2019 #5
Afromania May 2019 #27
happybird May 2019 #30
Voltaire2 May 2019 #4
NurseJackie May 2019 #6
sheshe2 May 2019 #31
dewsgirl May 2019 #8
NurseJackie May 2019 #10
dewsgirl May 2019 #12
ProudLib72 May 2019 #14
NurseJackie May 2019 #34
ProudLib72 May 2019 #40
NurseJackie May 2019 #41
ProudLib72 May 2019 #43
Corgigal May 2019 #15
hlthe2b May 2019 #16
Corgigal May 2019 #17
hlthe2b May 2019 #18
Corgigal May 2019 #19
oasis May 2019 #20
Coventina May 2019 #21
UniteFightBack May 2019 #22
NurseJackie May 2019 #23
MissMillie May 2019 #24
Skittles May 2019 #26
elfin May 2019 #25
NurseJackie May 2019 #35
Croney May 2019 #28
Skittles May 2019 #32
George II May 2019 #38
Hassin Bin Sober May 2019 #29
AllaN01Bear May 2019 #33
aka-chmeee May 2019 #36
George II May 2019 #37
NurseJackie May 2019 #39
treestar May 2019 #42

Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:15 PM

1. Music is one thing but when they drive down the bass so low that my entire home vibrates,

my chest vibrates, (and my head throbs), that's when my patience is gone. Not all music has the same repetitive driving beat that causes the bass to loosen one's fillings, but it does seem to be the favored genre now.

I empathize...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:01 PM

9. Thanks!

It looks like the afternoon thunderstorms arrived BEFORE the police arrived. As soon as it started to rain... rain was all I could hear.

I hope the cops show up anyway to give them a heads up that when the rain stops, they can't start again!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:28 PM

13. Problem corrected by a higher power...

even God doesn't like loud music.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:19 PM

2. I'll find out soon but we used to have to complain about neighbors' music

The husband's birthday was the same day of the month as the memorial for fallen police officers here in Tallahassee. Years ago we'd host the mounted units horses. The first year when the neighbor's birthday party began the police officers complained to me about the noise. Previously I had just ignored it but that year they had live bands and cranked the sound levels way up.

I called the sheriff's department and two deputies came out. Their first question was "What kind of music is that?" My response, "Who cares?" The conversation had to held in yells back and forth since even though the party was almost a half mile away we couldn't talk a normal conversational levels.

The deputies left, went down to the party and asked them to turn the sound down. I could here the announcements - "Here come the cops!" and "We have to turn down the sound." Then the level got tolerable - for about five minutes. Then it went right back up. I called back to the sheriff's office and put in another complaint. The dispatcher told me the deputies had just left and I told her what had happened. Then I held the phone handset out the window - she could hear the noise over the line.

Ten minutes later I heard another announcement about the cops - and the sound STOPPED.

Ever damn year for over five years after I had to call in a noise complaint about those assholes. I don't know if the husband died or if they got tired of hiring bands only to be told they had to cut the noise, but they haven't had one of their loud parties in years.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:48 PM

7. I wonder if they had a "lookout" with binoculars... or, maybe just a police scanner.

I feel your pain, sorry you had to go through that, but glad that it's over.

In our parts, people get a free warning... then fines for repeat occurrences (on the same day). Next month's party will be a free warning, then fines.... and so on.

But, 2nd offenses will get a $500 citation... so that's good incentive to STFU.

Unfortunately (fortunately) 911 won't handle noise complaint calls... so it goes to the non-emergency dispatch (which, today, meant a 10 minute hold). --- I totally get it. It's NOT an emergency, so I won't complain about that.

But, I'm grateful that they DO respond (eventually) and they do have the weight of the law with county ordinances that aren't limited to night-time hours only.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:12 PM

11. No lookout - the approach to their house is in clear view to the road

I've only called 911 once - that was for a riding accident in which a woman had a very badly broken arm. Even when I thought someone was shooting in our woods I called the non-emergency number. (The deputy that responded also thought it was gunfire, but it turned out to be firecrackers in the new subdivision to the east.)

At least the dispatch number here is generally not a hold, they pick up pretty fast.

I don't know what the charge levels are here. I do know that there is a noise ordinance. But that first time I wouldn't have called it in if my clients had not complained. I would have bitched and moaned about the noise, but just closed the windows and lasted through it. Or taken that evening to go into to town.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:26 PM

3. and whenever people play LOUD music, it's never GOOD music

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:38 PM

5. Ain't THAT the truth!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:34 PM

27. I'm getting old, because this is as the "youngins" say "facts"

In the rare case somebody does come down with something I can tap my toes to I'm always sorry to hear them go

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:46 PM

30. Yep.

You never see good beer litter, either. It"s always the bottles of crappy brands tossed in the woods.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:30 PM

4. I saw a yute on my lawn!

OutRage!

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:40 PM

6. Oddly enough... I kinda know who these people are... they're younger but old enough to know better.

I think if someone is in their mid-50's they should know how to be courteous to their neighbors.

I don't mind hearing their party music when I'm outside. Hooray! Party! Have fun!

I just don't need to hear it when I'm inside my own house.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:03 PM

31. Sorry.

I couldn't help myself.





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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:56 PM

8. My husband and 16 yr old both have systems in their cars,

I absolutely hate it. I find it actually painful in my ears.
Our next door neighbors had a graduation party yesterday, they spoke with us beforehand, my husband told them we would be at Sea World all day, thank you for letting us know. We got home at 1:30am the party was still going full force. I was so exhausted from the heat and the day, I did fall asleep. I don't think it could have been any louder if it was inside the house, the windows were shaking. I am shocked non of the other neighbors called the cops, considering they have in the past for much less.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:04 PM

10. That's a good "strategy". Give neighbors a heads-up warning... OR INVITE THEM.

I mentioned earlier... I don't begrudge anyone from having a picnic barbecue patio party... live it up! enjoy! have fun! Even if I can hear it when I'm OUTSIDE, I really don't care. But if I can hear them inside (with the windows vibrating) then that's just too f-kin loud.

I'm just a cranky old "cat lady" even though I don't really like cats.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #10)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:21 PM

12. Actually they did invite us knowing our son, dil and granddaughter

were here for the weekend(our son is in the Air Force and they live 9 hours away) and we most likely wouldn't go. It was nice of them to ask though.(Im at one of those bouncy house places with children screaming, my first message probably would have been slightly more articulate, had I been in a different setting🙄
LoL catlady, that doesnt really like cats.🤣

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:42 PM

14. Well, this is exactly how I got into a three year feud with my neighbor across the street

And how he ended up being arrested...

Let's just say it wasn't good. In the beginning, my wife at the time went over to ask politely for him to turn it down. He told her that we were new to the neighborhood and didn't understand how things worked there. That was when the gloves came off.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #14)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:53 AM

34. Yikes! You're giving me visions of the "bad neighbors" youtube videos I've seen.

Sorry you had to go through that.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #34)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:22 AM

40. A month or so after he was arrested, our house was burglarized

My wife at the time was convinced that our neighbor had something to do with it, and she told the cops her suspicions. One cop went out to check the computer database for information on our neighbor and came back with a very worried look on her face. "Do not have anything to do with that man," she said. "Avoid him!" She wouldn't go into any more detail than that, but her expression and tone said it all.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #40)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:30 AM

41. Our humble home and humble belongings are "protected" with...

Our humble home and humble belongings are "protected" with video cameras inside and out... all directions.

My husband wanted to mount cameras throughout the entire house to record EVERYTHING, but I objected. The compromise was that the indoor cameras would cover activities in the garage and at the front door, back door, and laundry room (mud room) entrances. But NOT record everything that happens in the house other than the comings and goings.

It was a nice Lorax system from Costco (sixteen cameras) and even though it's not perfect or foolproof... our goal is to DETER criminal activity. Nothing will prevent it. Maybe it's just "security theater" that does nothing except make the homeowner "feel" safe.

Because even a clear image of the criminal's face will ONLY help in court IF they can be caught or ID'd in the first place.

I'm very sorry to hear about your experience with the break-in. Glad that nobody was home and that nobody got hurt.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #41)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:19 PM

43. It was a gang of burglars who had already hit several houses in the neighborhood

They kicked in the front door and completely destroyed the door jamb. While the handyman was fixing the door, the burglar alarm man came to look over the place and install his system. The alarm man had some stickers to put on the windows that would alert would be burglars to the presence of the security system. Well, the handyman asked if he might get some stickers, too. No, he wasn't going to put in an alarm system, but he believed having stickers would be enough of a deterrent. That alarm man was kind of miffed at that. He wanted to get another commission, not give away stickers!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:50 PM

15. Wow, I was just blaring the music

a couple of hours ago. The louder the better and I love the bass messing with my internal organs. I want to feel the music, but I know at a certain time to turn it down.

I'm 60, where are my peeps?

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #15)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:53 PM

16. what genre of music?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #16)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:55 PM

17. Rock, right now.

Wanna come by for a beer?

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #17)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:00 PM

18. I'd love to. We all grew up on loud rock...

Constant LOUD rap gets on my nerves though...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #18)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:06 PM

19. See ya soon.

With disposable income, at my age, I can blow the kids away.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:56 PM

20. I'm with you 100% on that issue.

our next door nieghbor praises us because the previous person was very loud. I can't abide constant thudding.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:57 PM

21. The house behind us regularly holds raves with professional DJs.

Fortunately, it is always during the day, and ends at night.

But all day long, it sounds like a nightclub in our neighborhood.

(on holiday weekends, not every single day)

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:44 PM

22. You called at 5:09 pm? If it was all the time I'd complain but if not then no I would not. I like

 

to turn it up on occasion myself.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #22)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:07 PM

23. After two hours it got to be a bit much.

Thank goodness for the rain and thunder. Washed them out!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 07:56 PM

24. It's not an age thing at all

And it doesn't matter what kind of music it is.

A person should be able to sit in their home and listen to their own music, watch TV (and hear it), sleep, read, etc... without anyone else's unnecessary noise being an interference.

I can understand people have to mow their lawns and such, but someone's party shouldn't interfere with your peace.

I don't expect anyone else to put up with my noise. It should be a mutual thing.

Common courtesy.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #24)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:17 PM

26. I work 12 hour night shifts

just try to imagine

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:11 PM

25. Live in a rural area - I just want to hear birds and breezes

when I am outside. Or some ripples over stones from the creek.

Country Music Blaring from next door??? What's wrong with these people? At least it's not Rap or Hip Hop (what's the difference there anyway?)

But I am a geezer - I am entitled to shout "Get off My Lawn!"

Right?

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Response to elfin (Reply #25)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:58 AM

35. We're rural-adjacent and suburb-adjacent... not quite either one.

When I was indoors, I could only hear the thumping of the bass. When I was outdoors, I could actually hear which song was being played, and I recognized about half of them.

They were playing a mix that included "my music" from "my time". I had no objection to their choice of music... just the volume and how INTRUSIVE it was.

Anyway... it's over now, and I've written the county dispatcher's non-emergency number on a postit that's now in a convenient place.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:41 PM

28. I love it when my neighbors crank it up loud!

That's because there's a band that practices in the house next door sometimes, and they are not.half.bad. Some smooth Tom Petty covers lately. But they never practice at night.

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Response to Croney (Reply #28)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:04 PM

32. heh

a new neighbor used to wake me up in the afternoon playing guitar - I went over to ask could he not start until 3:00 PM, when I awoke for the night shift.....after that, he was my alarm clock

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Response to Skittles (Reply #32)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:03 AM

38. When I lived in Manhattan, I had a next door neighbor who was a singer. Every night at 7:00....

....he do scales for about 45 minutes. At first it drove me crazy, but was never any later and was less than an hour. Eventually I got used to it. When I moved, my first night in the new apartment when 7:00 rolled around I thought, "something's wrong". I actually MISSED him doing his scales!

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:44 PM

29. Lol.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:13 PM

33. where i was growing up , we had neigbors who had motor bikes , etc

they would blast those things untill 9 pm. and it seemed strange that they always seem to know when the cops were coming , and off would go the machines , bang would go the garagedoor as if nothing happened. so, i empathise w ya sir.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:54 AM

36. New neighbors frequently play hip-hop and rap crap all day.

No party just noise. Thinking about dragging out the old Sansui and introducing them to....Oh, I don't know yet. Either AC/DC or Beethoven's 9th or even "Atom Heart Mother Suite".

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:59 AM

37. If you're not afraid of recrimination, or can do it anonymously, you should call the police....

...I hate noise too, especially loud booming music or barking dogs. On holidays I'm less annoyed by music since it's only a few hours during the day.

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Response to George II (Reply #37)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:05 AM

39. I did call the non-emergency number...

... and when I spoke to the dispatcher, I was assured that the complaint would be anonymous (ie: "your neighbors are complaining".

Obviously, it was a low-priority item (life and property were not in danger... only my sanity) so it turns out that a thunderstorm put an end to the loud music before the police arrived.

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Response to NurseJackie (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:04 PM

42. I always wonder, why have a party with such loud music

so you can't really talk to anyone? Bars are like this too. People are shouting at each other.

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