Sunday, February 15, 2009

Im a Jerkface

So, nobody likes to be awaken by a blasting radio at 7:15 in the morning do they? Yeah, I do not either. Sound travels from the parking lot RIGHT into our bedroom. I knew exactly who the culprit was when my sleep was unwelcomly disturbed this beautiful Sunday morning...the neighbor in the maroon chevy mini van. How did I know this? Well, it happened a few months ago, on a Sunday morning. There was the most disturbing heavy metal BLASTING while I was trying to get ready for church and Scott was studying. After trying to stomach that annoyingly loud music, I ran out to his car, (no make-up, Sunday dress, barefoot) to ask him , POLITELY, to turn his music down. I was a little nervous doing this because we don't live in the most awesome neighborhood that people bring cookies to each other when you move in. I knocked on his window a couple of times (he was in there passed out) and kept saying, :Sir, sir? Excuse me Sir?" When he finally was coherent I asked him to turn his music down and he drunkenly/highly said, "Oh, is it too loud or somethin?" "Yes," I said with a smile. So that was that. He turned it down, and we have had peace...until this morning.

This time I was not in my church dress, I was in my PJ's (and for those girls that were wondering, yes, I put a bra on :) ), but this time I put flip flops on. I went to the same guy's car, where he was once again passed out and knocked on the hood and said that same thing as last time. Only, this time, no response, not a BUDGE. I went back to my apartment feeling defeated...But I had a plan. I would leave a nice note on his car. So, I came in all riled up (as what Scott likes to say when I get mad), and wrote a letter which stated, "Sir, it is very inconsiderate to have your music blasting early on a Sunday morning. This is the second time you have done this. Next time, I promise, I will call the cops." I LIED. I called the cops just after taping the note to his car!! I mean, come on, his radio had been really loud for almost an hour. Who likes to listen to talk radio from outside for that long? Yeah, me neither. So, I made the call. I was a little scared when I did it, but this guy was ticking me off. PLUS, Scott said that he had just read a case about a guy getting charged with a DUI who was passed out in his car, so I thought this was legit. AND Scott put the idea in my head and anybody that knows me, knows that when I get something in my head that makes sense and I think needs to happen, I will do it without a second thought. Maybe that is good intuition...or maybe just a little of my un-diagnosed ADHD kicking in.

The lady on the phone asked me if I wanted to talk with the police when they got here. I declined...I didn't want the neighbor seeing who his new enemy was and then coming after me (he is kind of a big scary dude). Within 5 minutes, a fire and rescue truck was in the parking lot, plus two police cars, and a paramedic (for those of you who are wondering, I DID NOT call 911, just the local police station). Maybe because I said the guy was passed out in his car, they brought extra back up if he needed to go to the hospital.

So, like anyone else would do, I peeked through the blinds when these guys arrived. I then felt a little embarrassed cause I saw some of them laughing and stuff. I even saw them reading my little note I had taped to his car...I wonder if they thought it was cruel that I lied as well, not giving the poor guy a third chance. BUT, when I heard the officer tell the drunken lad that he could arrest him for a DUI (I told you that sound carries into our apartment from the parking lot), I felt that I had done a good thing. CAUSE if this guy was driving home drunk, which I am sure he did, I mean c'mon, his seat belt was still on for crying out loud, then hopefully I made him realize he is an idiot and shouldnt do that again.

Scott said it hopefully it was a win win situation for both parties. 1. We probably will not be woken up early on a Sunday morning anymore and 2. The big guy did not get arrested and hopefully learned his lesson (I doubt it though). I just hope he doesnt come after me. He kind of seems the type.

Just don't get a Foley (Lovell) girl riled up. We mean business when we get mad. So, am I a jerkface? Would you have done the same thing or suffer through it (Now remember, this had happened more than once)?

I am curious to know (assuming that you finished reading this obnoxiously long post).

16 comments:

Savage fam said...

You're a Brave Girl, Lindsay! or at least a riled up one! ha ha h a

Boquinha said...

Okay, so now I'm a little scared to stay at your house. :P

Savage fam said...

Funny Linds... and that was not me that wrote the first comment, but mom acting as a poser!

Lisa K said...

I would totally have called the cops. I have no problem calling the cops on people, especially in an alleged DUI situation like this.

J Fo said...

I'm totally impressed. I would probably get all angry and riled up, but not actually do anything. I might have made Greg go out there or something. I think that you did the right thing. I wouldn't worry too much about him coming after since he will likely not remember anything. But I would get a can of mace or something...just in case!

emily said...

I definitely would've done something. That's just stupid to drive drunk, and he needed the warning.

The Fegers said...

I wouldn't have called the police, but I'm really nonconfrontational. I would have had Steven make the decision to go talk to the guy or call the police.

Steven would have had a conflict in interest in representing the guy if he had gotten arrested then the guy would have gotten a private attorney.

I'm sure you guys did the right thing b/c he shouldn't have been driving like that - scary.

Lindsay said...

First off, this is Scott.

Second, I knew the first comment was Cynthia (Lindsay's Mom) because of the "ha ha ha" at the end.

Third, I did not say the situation was a "win win." I just don't use phrases you might hear Michael Scott say . . . no offense to those of you who do use those types of business cliches.

Boquinha said...

Scott, maybe you need to think oustide the box and I know that might take a paradigm shift, but if you give 110%, I think you'll see the synergy that can happen. At the end of the day, it'll maximize customer satisfaction. That's what she said anyway!

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

I would have done the same thing in your place. To a point, I am intolerant of this type un-neighborly behavior. I would not have even written a note. His 1st warning should have been sufficient when you politely confronted him. Kudos to you for having the gumption to call the proper authorities to let them handle it. Maybe he'll take their warning more seriously.

Chelsy said...

I probably would have done similar. For me, learning to wear ear plugs has been a huge blessing for me over the years of many, many different roommates. The last few days our neighbors were out of town (days I could actually sleep in) and they left their alarm clock set. It goes off for about 2 hours straight beginning at 6:30 AM. I've been on doctor's orders to get more sleep (even Tylonel PM endused)...so the alarm ticked me off. But I can't say anything because I don't want to be the jerky RS President...doesn't help the attendance too well. So ear plugs it is...and it saved my sleep, temper and frienship with my neighbors! :o)

Your situation is SO different though...I'd have done the same for sure! I was definitely not the roommate afraid to tell people when to pipe down! haha.

Lindsay said...

SO...I found out later that night, that another neighbor had called the cops too!! So...I feel even better about my decision. Chels...I was totally the same way with roommates. If they were being too loud...I had no fear to tell them to pipe down!!

Eric and Kassi said...

I had to laugh at this post because I would probably do the same thing. I'm the type of person who will pound on the wall if the neighbors are being too loud.

Emily said...

I would have done the same thing! I called the cops once in Provo on my neighbors who were beating each other with skateboards. Yeah. Really quality people.

Keep us updated!

honus and Cameron said...

shoot... my neighbor by my master bedroom would start his music at around midnight and play it until about 5 in the morning SUPER LOUD.. LIKE I HAD EARPHONES ON. For 3 years we banged on the wall... cops went by... nothing... it was awful and i'm still ticked about it...

JonandLo said...

You know me linds..the cops and anyone else i could think of to remedy the situation would have been called. sleep is not something you want to mess with with me=) (unless your brenton, and then i make excuses=))