Our next door neighbors are good at making noises. Here are some of them:
Loud fireworks (apparently M-90s are too quiet for them) from May 31 through August 31.
The thumping of bass from automobile and home stereos, nightly, usually after 10:00 p.m.
Screaming from children. (Disturbing, emotional screaming -- not joyous screaming.)
Cheering on another neighbor and relative's, uh, involved reaction to a pornographic movie they could see him watching. (He has a 50-inch TV and leaves the blinds open.)
Barking from two pit bulls, who sometimes bark if they hear us while we are still inside of our house.
Thankfully, one of the sounds is not that of gunfire.
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