OP and his wife woke up at 2 am on a Saturday to blaring music and chatting in a parking lot they share with the adjacent office building.
They Called the Noise Complaint Hotline
OP went out to their balcony and yelled at a group of teens or young adults to be quiet, but they only received a mocking response. A neighbor offered to call the police, but OP declined. Five minutes later, the noise continued, and OP and their wife called the apartment’s noise complaint hotline.
Are They in the Wrong for Wanting To Sleep?
The noise stopped, but OP couldn’t sleep and talked to friends who said they should accept the noise as part of being young. OP disagrees, stating that being loud next to an apartment complex isn’t right, even on a Saturday night, and that people have different schedules. They wonder if they are in the wrong for wanting to sleep without disturbance.
Minor Issues Can Be Challenging
Dealing with minor issues in life can sometimes be the most challenging. Having a measured and appropriate response is essential to ensure that the reaction is justified, which is often easier said than done.
It’s Not the Same as Calling the Real Cops
“NTA. 2 am in an apartment complex parking lot is excessive. You tried talking to them before calling security. Your building security isn’t going to arrest them, just chase them off – it’s not the same as calling real cops.”
Online Forum Users Are Understanding
Like many in this thread, this online user is very understanding of the OP’s response. Most would not have bothered to talk to the teenager first and would have reached out directly for the phone to contact security.
He Gave Them a Chance
In essence, OP gave them a chance to do the right thing, and they refused. Therefore, some form of repercussion has to occur. As noted by the writer, the building security guard will simply move them on. They will face no legal persecution if they choose to leave quietly. All of this commotion could have been avoided had the young teenager listened to OP in the first place.
What Would Have Happened if You Hadn’t Done Anything
It is important to consider the consequences of OP doing nothing at all:
“NTA. They’re not 10-year-olds, they’re responsible for their behavior and they should be aware of that. They indeed could’ve chosen a better place, and there were probably a lot more people who could not sleep because of them soooo yeah.”
They Need to Be Aware of Their Consequences
This statement makes two excellent points. Firstly, they are not young children. They know exactly what they are doing. They could mess around where ever they like. However, they have chosen to stay in a private parking complex. They must be aware of the consequences of their actions.
He Did the Right Thing
Secondly, they are not the only people who will be bothered by the noise. Although the size of the complex is not stipulated by the OP, there are likely to be tens, if not hundreds, of people who can hear the teenagers. OP has done the right thing by acting on the issue and tried their best to be reasonable and communicate their concerns directly to them. If they were unwilling to see reason, then they must face the consequences.
His Friends Must Not Understand the Story
Online users are in agreement that OP’s friends do not understand the story. If they truly are mocking him for his reactions, then they must not appreciate how annoying it is.
Noise at That Time Is Illegal
“There’s a reason why loud noises around residential areas are illegal in most places. Of course, your friends would mock you about it, but blast your loudest speaker at 2 am by their window and see if they’ll like it, LOL.”
Friends Do Mock One Another
This online user makes short work of an effective example to illustrate the situation to OP’s friends. However, they do rightfully suggest that OP’s friends will, of course, make fun of OP. In many friendships, gentle and controlled mocking is what brings people closer together. However, should OP disturb his friend’s sleep at 2 am, they may have some more things to say about it.
Act the Same Next Time
Nobody likes disturbed sleep. So it is clear that ultimately, OP acted properly and fairly in the situation they found themselves in. Next time it happens, there is no reason for OP to not act in exactly the same way.
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