And here we go again. All 3 upstairs neighbors I’ve had since moving here have given me major problems with sleeping. This is yet another one that doesn’t work at all, sleeps during the day when I’m at work, and stays up very late into the night. Every single night I don’t get to sleep until at least 1 because of incessant pounding, stomping, and whathaveyou, and have to get up at 6 or 7. Obviously, this isn’t working for me, and my personal relationships and job performance are suffering.
Last week one night at 1 am I’d had enough, and I went up there. My reasoned logic and understated pleas were met with righteous indignation, “You can’t tell me what to do!”, and threats of physical violence, even. I called the police (pretty demeaning when you have to call 911 to come talk to your neighbors because the non-emergency number’s not staffed at night), who came over. Naturally, they didn’t arrive for at least another hour, by which time the neighbors were quiet. They did go up there and speak to them, though. I informed my manager through written communication and provided her with an incident report number.
So, what now? Do I call the police every time? How silly and stupid does it make me look to do that? Or is it just a necessary documentation process? Of course, I understand, and you understand, that as a single mother my first priority is to go to work in the morning to support my family, and that I have every right to sleep at night in my own home. On the one hand, I really don’t want to make a huge fuss, as I still have to live here when the police aren’t here. On the other hand, I NEED SLEEP!
Maybe this should be in The Pit, maybe MPSIMS, but I guess I’ll put it here because I do want opinions on what someone not sleep-deprived and half insane would do in this situation.
PS- Any suggestions of “move” will not work for me right now. If I’m still here when that upstairs apartment opens up again, though, I am so there.