Our neighbors across the street like to gather all day, nearly every day, drink cheap beer, listening to loud thumpa-thumpa music out of their cars. We’ve asked politely for them to stop a few times, and they usually do. The irritating part is that we have to keep frakking asking, and they never appear to notice that the thing they’re doing continues to be annoying.
After about a month of this, Dave and I went to a friend’s house for wine and cheese. When we got home, the usual suspects were gathered, doing the usual thing. Instead of getting annoyed about it, we pointed seven speakers at their house, opened all our windows, and rickrolled them for nearly an hour. That’s right, we played the same song 11 consecutive times. We turned the night into a hilarious party of epic proportions (reports say that you could hear the music two and a half blocks away), dancing and singing along the whole time. Eventually our neighbor to the south knocked and asked us to stop.
The best part? When Dave talked to the irritating neighbors the next day, they also thought it was hilarious because apparently the main culprit is their young nephew and he “doesn’t listen to them.” They actually implored Dave to call in a noise complaint when it happens again. Plus we exchanged numbers with even more neighbors who are willing to call in a complaint when the annoying behavior happens.