Am I the only person who can’t stand these despicable things? I live in an apartment, and my upstairs neighbors have installed not one, but two of these units out on their balcony, which is about 15 feet or so from both my bedroom window and my living room sliding glass door. Now any time the wind is blowing at a decent clip, I get to listen to the sound of clanging metal. And what separates this abomination from most other apartment noise pollution, is that I have to hear this all night long, and even when the upstairs neighbors are out!!
There has to be a contingent of wind chime fans among Dopers, since the damn things are everywhere. Can somebody explain to me why the sound of wind is better when accompanied by the sound of metal sticks banging together? Can somebody explain how this is less inconsiderate than simply running a looping tape outside of incessant hammering that your neighbors can clearly hear?
As a side note, I have successfully convinced a neighbor to remove wind chimes in the past, but in this case, I have already put the kibosh on late-night noise from the upstairs and would rather not seem more like the noise nazi than I probably already do. I have also taken to sleeping with earplugs, and while that does cancel out most noise problems, I still have to ask…why?? Why!!!