If you read my previous post, you’ll recall that I was about to embark on a war of sorts with my neighbour (affectionately known as Mr. Dumbass) and his obnoxiously loud stereo. Just when I had my fill and was heading out the door to break said neighbour’s face, I happened upon a police officer on my street and asked him to intervene. He went on his way and I went back home, only to find that Mr. D. was still playing his stereo at 140dB (that’s as loud as a jet, by the way; I looked it up). Mr. Friendly Neighbourhood Police Officer hadn’t performed his duty, and I was pissed.
So off I go again, this time determined to either kill the S.O.B (my neighbour or the cop; who ever I saw first) and get some peace and quiet. I jumped in my car, drove around the corner (Mr. Dumbass lives on the street over; our backyards almost corner each other) and what do I see but a police cruiser stopped by the side of the street, its occupant leaning into the passenger side having a friendly confab with a passerby on the sidewalk. Why, it’s Mr. Friendly Neighbourhood Police Officer! I drive by Mr. FNPO and try to get his attention. I fail. (Fine, I tell myself. If I kill Mr. Dumbass it’ll be on your head.)
I pulled up in Dumbass’ driveway and knocked on the door. And rung the bell. And knocked on the door again. Mr. Dumbass Junior answered, and we have a brief chat. I never did get to
kill maim beat the living shit out of see Mr. Dumbass.
I leave Junior to do the deed with his dad and jumped in my car again, this time pulling into a driveway just a few feet away from Mr. Friendly’s cruiser. I waited on the sidewalk until the confab is over, and then popped my head in the passenger side window. Me again, I say. I informed Mr. FNPO of my visit to Mr. Dumbass and my confab with Dumbass Junior. I don’t think he gave a shit, although he was very polite. Then I went home. To my great relief, it was quiet. Junior came through for me. Yay Junior.
An oh–I received a refund from that website I mentioned earlier. Yay website.
Here are some beachy photos†, just to celebrate my victory over noise pollution and useless apps:
† all photos are mine except for Bora Bora, but I will take credit for sprucing it up a little.