Okay so I am not sure if I have told you but I live in a block of flats, some people might call it an apartment block. It is 11 floors high and I live on the 10th floor. The estate I live on has a bad reputation. It was one of those places that you always heard bad things about when you were young. Drugs, violence and it wasn’t a nice area.
Anyway, in June 2009, I took on a lease for a flat in this area on the promise that within a few years, it would be knocked down, rebuilt and I would have a nice new smart looking place to live. This has yet to happen but it’s okay, I can wait.
To be honest, the place isn’t as bad as I had heard. It is still very rough but I haven’t heard or seen anything bad happen, which is good. I do have one big complaint though, my upstairs neighbour.
See, I don’t know any of my neighbours. We aren’t a social group which is probably why the area has problems. If we all spoke to each other, looked after our own areas, it might be a better place but we don’t. Most f the people who live here are from abroad which can sometimes make discussions quite hard. Plus a lot of people just don’t like interacting with others, they are scared of being attacked or robbed, they just don’t feel that safe. As do I, sometimes.
This is what leads me onto my neighbour. He is directly above me and makes a hell of a lot of noise at weird times of the day. Now, I am a night owl and so I am up until around 3-4am but I try to be quite quiet after half ten. It is just curtacy really for those around me. The walls seem to be a little thin and so you can hear arguments and his particular favourite, moving furniture around.
Seriously, he moves his furniture around at leat twice a day, properly dragging it too but he tends to do this at around 1am. Now, if I was working the next day and he woke me up by doing Feng Shui, I would be totally mad. At the moment, he just annoys me a little because he feels he can do it whenever he wants.
I am tempted sometimes to go up there but I know he smokes some dodgy things and I don’t want to deal with anyone like that, you don’t really know what they might do.
Anyway, this seems to be a fitting time to end this rant although it doesn’t seem to be a complete moan, just some information for my dear readers about where I live. In other words, I had a bit of difficulty trying to pick a topic for today’s post so I hope you liked it.