15. A Noisy Neighbor
Barbara couldn’t take it any more. Her upstairs
was blasting his stereo again. She had asked
twice already to turn the volume down. The
time she asked, he was surprised. He said
didn’t know that she could hear his stereo.
," she said, "it’s just like your stereo was
my living room. I can hear every note!"
said he would keep it down. She hoped
he was telling the truth. Of course, he
’t. The very next day, he blasted his stereo.
marched upstairs to remind him of his promise.
said the volume was so low that he
barely hear it. She asked him to turn
lower. He said he would try. Barbara could
that when she reentered her apartment, the music
louder than when she had walked upstairs.
was the third time. She took her baseball
upstairs with her. She knocked very loudly on
door. When he opened the door, she screamed
him like a crazy person. She told him
would kill him if he didn’t turn the
down and keep it down. His eyes got
She went back downstairs. She couldn’t hear a
I can’t believe I said that, she told