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Dr. Eddies Wingman

Brighter than thousand_suns
Am I just a grumpy old fart now? Or was it OK of me to go down to complain to the neighbours below when they for the second consecutive night are ruining my attempt to sleep? They can't even seem to finish a single song.

When they turned the deaf ear and turned their shitty music louder, I contemplated for a short while ... and called the police. Who are 30 km away (I'm not at home, but in a mountain village - and the apartment complex has a "quiet after 2300" rule). Wonder if the police will bother to show up at all.
 

Brigantium

Paladin of Voltron
Staff member
Wingman, I had this problem for a couple of years with two places I lived at, and eventually complained to the landlord at the second place. I got sick of not getting to sleep until after 1am on weeknights, and being kept awake most of the night on weekends, plus having to listen to their short blasted excerpts of hip hop and dance music (weird how people who do it only listen to part of a song before leaping to another one) throughout Saturday and Sunday afternoons. If I knocked on their door they'd either ignore it or turn the music up. So in my opinion, the sooner it's brought to an end the better.
 

Black Wizard

Pleb Hunter
There's an Indian family above me who only seem capable of having conversations at the loudest possible volume. I think the building might amplify them a bit but I have heard them talking at 4am before and last weekend there was some loud bassy music being played until 11:30pm. I was on the verge of going upstairs to ask for it to stop when it was turned off.
 

Zare

Automaton Sovietico
I've been staying at my parents for some time, due to renovation. I had to bang on neighbour's door at 2 AM because of overly loud Turbo Folk. I was really pissed and out of bed and without pants and he basically froze when he saw me and complied immediately.

The other issue is the lovely couple living in the building set perpendicular to our, on the same level/height, arguing all night long about their shitty relationship on the balcony, and the sound is directly beaming into my balcony, so it's like they're fucking sitting next to me. It was summer and if I close the balcony door I'm gonna cook. Her voice was so fucking irritating, her arguments would go on for minutes, constant tempo, pitch going slowly up and down, while the guy would just speak a few words in a muted, low volume. Rinse and repeat.
 

Black Abyss Babe

Quantum weather butterfly
Two flats back the boyfriend and I had an issue with noisy people in the flat underneath. It was made slightly worse by their front door always being open at the time due to their running a cable through it to the communal electric socket in the hallway ...

We soon discovered that a long loud blast of Bryn Terfel generally subdued them. They probably thought we were Welsh nationalists :lol:
 

Travis The Dragon

"Set yourself on fire as we remember this forever"
Return flights & the concert ticket, yes. Accommodation might out you over the threshold, but @Night Prowler keeps saying that Maiden will be playing in Belgrade soon and he'll host Maidenfans so I'm sure he'd be happy to have you for a few days.

We could also crowdfund your trip.
I don't think I'll need any crowdfunding, but a place to stay would definitely be nice. Also, it would be great if I didn't have to fly alone so it would be great if someone from the US or Canada who also plans to go could meet me here and then fly out from Minneapolis airport.
 

Perun

Dominus et deus
Staff member
"I have so much homework to do, it's going to take forever I'm never going to finish it!"

10 minutes later

"I'm finally done with the homework, oh my gosh! Why do I suffer so much?"
 

Ariana

Black-and-white leopard
So my sister did one of those DNA tests and, apparently, I'm 82% Balkan, 10% Italian, and 1,5% Ashkenazi Jew. The rest is a bunch of Southern European and Middle Eastern genes, each under 1%.
 

Perun

Dominus et deus
Staff member
Before the 1930s, Nazi was a common nickname for the Jewish name Ignaz.

As for the Ashkenazim, they are the largest Jewish group worldwide. Most customs generally associated with Jews are specifically Ashkenazim and not observed in this way by Sephardic or Bukharan Jews, for instance.
 

Black Wizard

Pleb Hunter
As for the Ashkenazim, they are the largest Jewish group worldwide. Most customs generally associated with Jews are specifically Ashkenazim and not observed in this way by Sephardic or Bukharan Jews, for instance.
I think you're the only person around here who knows what you're talking about, buddy.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
I think you're the only person around here who knows what you're talking about, buddy.
Incorrect.

To provide further information, Ashkenazim refers to the group of Jewish people who migrated initially to Western Europe, most of whom eventually moved eastward and had the largest representations in countries like Poland, Lithuania and Hungary. For that reason they're also referred to as European Jews sometimes. Those countries no longer have much Ashkenazi population, because something happened.

Sephardim and Mizrahim are the other most populous Jewish groups, the former being Jews who lived in Iberia, and the latter being Jews who stayed in the Middle East. There's great deal of cultural variance between them due to the long time spent in different regions.
 
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