A few minutes after five o’clock on this past Sunday morning, I was feeling angry, frustrated and insulted. I wasn’t going to write about this as I don’t want to “promote” confrontations but sometimes you just need to stand up for yourself. Maybe this will help others to do that.
At five o’clock on Sunday morning, I heard loud voices outside my apartment building door here in Covington. Looking out my peephole, the voices were coming from my neighbor’s apartment across the hall over to the left. He had a friend with him and his door was open. His door is always more open than it is closed. He wears this like a badge of honor—why, I don’t know. He’s always noisy, but never before at five o’clock on a Sunday morning.
I put on my pants and opened my apartment door, calling out to my neighbor. When he came to his door entryway, I said, “Its five o’clock in the morning. Could you please close your apartment door?”
He asked me to repeat what I had just said. I did.
“I’m getting ready to go to work,” he said in an angry voice. “If this is keeping you up, put a pillow over your head.”
Shocked at this ridiculous reply, I said loudly and slowly, “Please close your apartment door!” when I went back inside my apartment.
To his credit, my neighbor closed his door. About ten minutes later, I heard his door open and then heard it close as he and his friend made plenty of noise getting to the elevators—no doubt for my benefit.
Again, this happened last Sunday morning. I’ve calmed down. Feeling a cooler head that I don’t intend to put a pillow over, I’ll let it go this time, but if it happens again, I’ll go to building management.
I think this neighbor is in his 60’s. It’s amazing. I guess there’s no age limit when it comes to selfish, stupid behavior.
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