Noisy Neighbors

The sound of breaking glass reverberated through the whole house. My girl and I ran into the living room to see that someone had thrown a brick through our window. There was a note tied to the brick with some twine. I carefully picked up the brick and read the note and then said to my woman, “It says, ‘We’ve asked you nicely to stop playing your music so loud after 11 pm. We live a few houses down and your music is so loud, even with our windows closed we can still hear it. You’re disturbing our peace and quiet. Maybe this will get you to pay attention.’” I looked at my watch. It was 11:30 pm. I said to my gal, “that is rude.”

She said to me, “Well, you really do play your music loud, Daniel. I mean sometimes I can’t even hear myself think. Maybe you should throw our neighbors a few crumbs and shut it down after eleven at night.”

“Damn, girl,” I said. “You want me to throw them some crumbs after they threw a brick though or window? I work a 12-hour shift from nine in the morning to nine at night every day. And by the time I get home and walk through the door, it’s after ten. When can I groove on my music if I have to shut it down at eleven?”

“Well, it’s interesting how things sometimes coincide, Daniel” she said. “Your birthday is tomorrow and I was going to wait until breakfast to give this to you, but here it is. She handed him a gift wrapped box, which he eagerly tore open.

“Oh wow,” I said. “A pair of high end Bluetooth headphones. Cool, baby. Now I can jam as loud and as late as I want. I’m going to give them a spin right now.”

“Oh no you won’t, Daniel. Not until you clean up all this broken glass on our living room rug.”


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (brick), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (note), Ragtag Daily Prompt (music), Word of the Day Challenge (crumbs), Your Daily Word Prompt (coincide), and MMA Storytime (breakfast).

15 thoughts on “Noisy Neighbors

  1. bushboy March 31, 2021 / 3:31 pm

    I was hoping the note would say “Windows Broken? Call Bill’s Window Repairs 24 Hour Service”

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  2. Sadje March 31, 2021 / 7:29 pm

    I thought of the same solution. Well written Fandango 👍👍👍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jilldennison April 1, 2021 / 12:22 am

    Such a simple solution … she should have given him the headphones a day early!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dave Williams April 1, 2021 / 3:20 am

    Daniel has a smart lady there. Too bad Daniel didn’t think of the headphones himself, back when the neighbors were complaining.

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