Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crime Watch Wednesday - Pump Up the Jams, Turn Off the Cats

This week's Crime Watch Wednesday brings us the tale of someone who was fed up with being awoken at 5:30 a.m. every day, and we are not talking about B.

A woman contacted police at 5:30 a.m. to report loud music that she believed was coming from the newspaper delivery person's vehicle. Sure enough, the police responded in 15 seconds and found that it was indeed the newspaper guy's car. The suspect was very sorry.

Maybe the lady could have just asked the newspaper delivery person to turn down his radio? She was already up.  You know, lady, the police have better things to do than ask a guy who is rightfully regretful to turn down the tunes.

For example, perhaps the cops could take care of those crazy street cats that are always tearing it up around midnight while I am just falling asleep. You know the ones I thought were going to get Brad? I am pretty sure if I approached them, they would just claw my eyes out.

Or what about the two dogs behind us that bark for hours on end. That is fun at 7 am. On a Sunday.  THAT IS MY DAY OFF PEOPLE.

Or what about the three cats I have in my house that occasionally act like street cats downstairs while I am trying to sleep and although I have visions of things shattering all around the house, I am too tired to get up and yell down "KNOCK IT OFF!" which never works anyway.

Or the bad karaoke singers who decided to sing show tunes just as we were going to bed at 11:30 p.m. one night?  We had to shut our window on a nice balmy summer night.

What is my point? I will tell you.  The newspaper delivery man is on your block for maybe five minutes tops.  Street cats? They fight ALL NIGHT LONG. It's their gig. Grumpy dogs? HOURS.  Inside cats that think they are streetcats?  A good half hour or more.  Crazy karaoke singers? I don't know, I shut the window.

In the time it took you to make that call, you could have just thrown a pillow over your head and gone back to sleep.  Or I don't know gone to work, like the delivery guy who is trying to earn a living to support his family or his drug habit. Doesn't matter.

Your far more annoyed and less sleep fulfilled neighbor,

4 important things being said:

Jennifer said...

If she wakes up from the newspaper delivery guy, she really needs to get some earplugs or a sound machine or something. WHat a whiner.

*~Dani~* said...

Jennifer - no kidding! I am a light sleeper but I don't blame those around me. Well except the dog. She is going to make me a whiner yet.

suze2000 said...

Rubbish! This woman's been woken up every morning by the same a-hole for I don't know how long! I don't blame her in the least for calling the cops. How can he possibly not have known that his music was that loud if it was loud enough to wake a little old lady?

Animals, OTOH are much harder to control and need to be cut a little slack.

And yes, I'm a grumpy cow who hates loud music and barking dogs and works hard to ensure she doesn't bother her neighbours and wishes they would all do her the same courtesy.

*~Dani~* said...

suze - I am a light sleeper. I would think she is too. So just one little burst of music from an open door might wake me but doesnt mean it is loud enough to be that loud. Then again, I make sure my radio is never even on if I have to open my door so I am nicer than the newspaper guy.

I am grumpy too and even though animals are harder to control, you can always bring them back in the house. I would never leave my dog out their barking, especially at 6 in the morning on a Saturday thank you very much neighbor.

Hell, I am going to be that old lady calling the cops on something, I just know it.

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