Our upstairs neighbors don’t really make much noise. Truthfully, with ourselves and the two dogs, I am certain that we make a lot more noise.
That being said, I am not complaining. I am simply making note of the fact that nearly every week our upstairs neighbor rocks out to some Kenny Rogers. Namely, the song “You Decorated My Life” seems to be a big fave.
I, personally, am not a huge Kenny fan. I do like some of his stuff, but the ‘decorating my life’ song just doesn’t do it for me. It doesn’t stop me from singing along with it, though…if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! I would never go complain to them for wanting to rock out to the Kennster, they don’t complain to us (or about us) and I wouldn’t want them to start.
I had a neighbor once upon a time ago that was fixated on one particular artist. Dave Matthews Band was her choice of music to blare so loud it filled every crevice of my flat. There was nowhere to escape Dave and the Band. Initially, I recall thinking that it could be a much worse selection of music and that it was okay since I happened to like Dave Matthews. Eventually, it became a nuisance on the weekends, more and more frequently waking me from my hangover slumber (those were my party days, right Heather??) to a pounding headache and me (or Heather, my hungover roomie and BFF) yelling angrily to ‘TURN IT DOWN!’.
Well, the lesson here is that, more often than not, you get what you wish for (we just don’t always recognize it as such at the time we get our wish).
You see, that neighbor moved away and with her she took the too loud, too often played Dave Matthews Band. However, in her place I received a new neighbor that wasn’t such a big fan of Dave and the Band — but she did bring roaches and reckless drunkenness with her.
So, I got what I wished for, my annoying neighbor moved away (being replaced by crazy, drunk neighbor) and I learned to be more specific when I wished for things.
That, my internut friends, is why I will never complain to the neighbors about too much “You Decorated My Life” being piped into our flat from above.