Get Off My Lawn: Neighbor Pet Peeves

City living has many benefits. Living in close proximity to others is not always one of them. Those of us who live in the city have traded privacy and quiet for convenience and action, but we don't always have to like it. Sometimes, I feel like I'm a rolled-up newspaper away from turning into a crotchety old lady. I'm surely not alone.

Admittedly, I'm more irritable than usual this week. The weather in Boston has been rainy for weeks. The city is repaving my street, waking me with a chorus of steamrollers and the acrid smell of asphalt. Work is hectic as I prep for a (long overdue!) vacation.

But I can't think of a good reason why my upstairs neighbors feel the need to vacuum their hardwood floors past 11pm.

As a soundtrack of vanquished dust bunnies and reclaimed Cheerios plays overhead, tell me what annoying things your neighbors do, so I at least know I'm not alone.

What's your biggest neighbor pet peeve?

MORE ABOUT NEIGHBORS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Dealing with Loud Neighbors and Soundproofing Options
Noisy Neighbors and Outdoor Spaces

Image: Still from Gran Torino/Warner Bros via IMDB.

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Tara is a Boston-based marketing maven-turned-lifestyle writer, who spends her time thrift shopping, canning, and doing DIY projects.

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