God, I don’t really know where to start or how to put this down so I’ll start with the here and now then fill in the blanks, although if you are on twitter on a Saturday night you will have probably heard all this before, it’s like a broken record.
Tonight, I decided I wanted an early night. I took myself off to be around 9pm and was asleep before 10. So far so good. But then it started, again. the music, loud relentless music blasting it’s way into my peaceful house, unwanted invading my space. So I lay there a little while hoping and knowing that wishing it it would stop it wasn’t likely too.
Something just snapped, I’d had enough I wasn’t putting up with this any longer and marched downstairs and to the front door. I knocked on the door of the offending house and my next door neighbour opened up. I really don’t what happened to me as usually I hate confrontation, but I told him, I told him enough was enough could he please turn the music off as I had work in the morning. He just looked at me “oh, well….” Oh well nothing, it was like a red rag to a bull it all just came spewing out, how I had had enough of the noise, being woken up and kept awake of a weekend and in the week he was to turn it off and have a bit of god damn respect for those of us who have to go to work. Then I calmly walked back inside.
I was, am, still shaking like a leaf. I can’t believe I have just done it.I ignored how intimidating and threatening he is towards me not to mention the rudeness and disrespect. I actually stood up and confronted the man who has be literally driving me to the brink for weeks on end with his relentless noise and obsessiveness over security. not giving a second thought for those of us who have to live and put up with his selfish behaviour.
It stopped instantly of course although I could hear him ranting to his wife about me, probably shocked I had the cheek to stand up to him after all this time when no one else has ever dared to, ever, well since I kicked off over him drilling through the walls at gone 9pm at night on a school night. Again he pleaded ignorance.
I feel like a proper grown up,confronting my problems, acting in a mature and civilised manner and not being afraid to stand up for myself, (probably the adrenaline talking). But for once it feels good to be heard, take a stand no matter how small and trivial it may seem!
I’m sure I won’t hear the end of this and I will pay somehow for doing what I have done like now as I hear him banging and stomping round the house, but I deserve to not have to put up with this, to be able to go to sleep not wondering if I will be woken up, or what I will have to put up with tonight.
Not sure what time I will get back to sleep now, and tomorrow, well today now will no doubt again be a coffee and red bull day but for now I am tired and feeling pretty damn pleased with myself and I’m going to find myself a new box set to watch whilst I wait to fall back to sleep hopefully before my 5am alarm……..