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Old 12.10.2011, 11:15
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Funny, never heard a foreigner complain about the noise at night, it is usually the other way around, Swiss complaining about the foreigners' noise after 9...nice change
Yes you are right the Swiss definitely complain about noise after 9:00 PM as they go to sleep early and wake up too early..

Auslanders complain about noice at 3:00 or 4:00 AM which is still late night for me and in no condition an early morning ...
Once i heard noise from our laundry room at 5:00 AM
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Old 12.10.2011, 18:39
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We have a downstairs neighbor that is an amazing piano player. I am usually annoyed by other peoples music but I haven't complained about this. I have asked around and other neighbors have also heard it but noone knows who it is.

And then you found out that no one has lived in that apartment for 10 years, ever since the previous occupier, a concert pianist, was found hanging in the bathroom.....but with their severed hands still at the piano!!
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Old 12.10.2011, 18:50
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

My neighbors are quite, never had a prob. And none complains about my late night singing practice in my car.
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Old 18.10.2011, 11:18
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

Argghh..my neighbour is worse... the husband and wife quarrels all the time (in loud voices in english) and uses the worst language ever in front of their three minor kids. The quarrelling doesnt end there..the loud voices are normally followed by throwing heavy objects that make loud noises and than banging of the door starts followed by wailing of all the three kids and the barking of another neighbour's dog. Last night I had my ear plugs on because it was getting into my nerves. Its not a one time activity. They fight three-four times a week!!! and more so their youngest kid wakes up in the middle of the night and starts to scream every single night.....I am considering shifting if they dont leave. I have made no formal complaints to the authorities but I had a friendly chat with the women about the kid's screaming in the middle of the night...waahhh
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Old 18.10.2011, 11:29
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

I have never seen or heard from my neighbors.

(I periodically check here just to see if someone is describing some of my unknown bad habits :P)
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Old 18.10.2011, 12:30
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Argghh..my neighbour is worse... the husband and wife quarrels all the time (in loud voices in english) and uses the worst language ever in front of their three minor kids. The quarrelling doesnt end there..the loud voices are normally followed by throwing heavy objects that make loud noises and than banging of the door starts followed by wailing of all the three kids and the barking of another neighbour's dog. Last night I had my ear plugs on because it was getting into my nerves. Its not a one time activity. They fight three-four times a week!!! and more so their youngest kid wakes up in the middle of the night and starts to scream every single night.....I am considering shifting if they dont leave. I have made no formal complaints to the authorities but I had a friendly chat with the women about the kid's screaming in the middle of the night...waahhh
so sad. I'd do something not not just for my own sake's sanity, but for the kids. Not a good environment to grow up in.
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Old 18.10.2011, 15:12
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

The old woman next door likes to ring my door and complain about the music, well before 10pm. Last saturday night she complained 9:45 PM, threatening to call the police. The music was quite low and i was having a quite dinner with a friend...

The guy upstairs make sounds like hes moving furniture around in the middle of the night, its quite annoying.
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Old 18.10.2011, 15:44
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Seems to be quite popular to move furniture around at night. Our neighbours upstairs do it too - or at least I think they do because that is what it sounds like.
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Old 18.10.2011, 15:54
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

lol, why do people move their furniture at night?

I once had a neighbouring couple of which we (gf and me) could hear the girl say pretty loud and clear "nooooo, not in there!".
It happened a couple of times and then we were like -> for the rest of the night...
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Old 18.10.2011, 19:07
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

I think the people in the apartment above ours (bunch of uni students flat-sharing) play X-Box or Wii after 23:00 each night ... we hear furniture being moved about 22:30/22:45, then some electronic sounds, then people jumping about on the floor of the lounge room. This happens three or four times a week, but since we don't go to sleep until after that (and it's never woken the kids) we've never needed to mention it to them.
The same people (well, three of the four are the same) had a housewarming party shortly after we'd moved in, and considerately warned us there could be some noise after 22:00. Good thing they did, too, or the three people quietly chatting on the balcony until half-past could have really disturbed us!

At our previous apartment, we had a different pair of uni students flat-sharing. Each had a girlfriend, who would visit occasionally, but as it was an old building and we were on the top floor, sound would carry very clearly through the attic ... When we quietly mentioned it to one of them once, he was quite embarassed and assured us he'd ask his girlfriend to be quieter in future. She was, too.
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Old 18.10.2011, 19:19
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Each had a girlfriend, who would visit occasionally, but as it was an old building and we were on the top floor, sound would carry very clearly through the attic ... When we quietly mentioned it to one of them once, he was quite embarassed and assured us he'd ask his girlfriend to be quieter in future. She was, too.
I wonder what they were into making strange noises
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Old 18.10.2011, 19:21
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Old 18.10.2011, 20:32
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I wonder what they were into making strange noises
The noises were not that strange, just ... loud ...
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Old 18.10.2011, 20:38
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

My neighbour tends to bring home a lot of people every evening and they like to stand outside to smoke and chat. About once a week they also play instruments very loud, sometimes so the building is shaking. They won't stop before twelve on weekdays and two am on weekends.

Oh, I forgot to tell you, I live above a pub.
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Old 19.10.2011, 10:58
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

I live very close to an excellent Thai restaurant and, in summer, it is torture to smell those lovely scents of fresh-cooked Thai food floating through the windows ... especially since a small bowl of curry is about 35 francs!
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Old 19.10.2011, 11:02
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I have a river in front of me, and vacant buildings either side.

..... it would be oh so quiet IF IT WASN'T FOR THE THUNDERING RAILWAY LINE

I believe that any surrounding people consider 'US' to be the perculiar ones.
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Old 19.10.2011, 11:05
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My neighbour decides most nights although after a drink (assumption here ) he decides to opera sing and as the village is soo quiet at night it sounds sooo loud... it isnt the singing that is annoying though he is actually quite good its his method of tuning.. He gets in the car before the singing starts and revs it up really loud for about a minute, gets out locks the door and sings and then after a short burst he does it again..
What amuses me most is the donkey that decides to join in on occasion
You can't be serious. Is that for real

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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

my neighbour must have decided now it is too chilly to go outside for his singing sessions.... or maybe his car has broken down! The donkeys been quiet too obviously only duets! so back to the silence apart from the cows bells!!

We live in a house here so dont get the furniture movement... but in my friends flat in the uk they did used to drag the furniture around and even hoover up in the middle of the night... although that was probably revenge for my friends karoke evenings!!
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"could hear the girl say pretty loud and clear "nooooo, not in there!"."

Clearly, it was his first time "moving furniture"
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Re: Does anyone else's neighbours have any late night peculiar habits..

My really nice 70+ swiss neighbors regularly search for and collect snails in their garden to protect their plants sometimes as late as 1a.m. Never fails to amuse me when I see their flashlights bobbing around in the dark...
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