Friday, May 27, 2005

Mike from the East Bay Express is looking for stories from people in the Bay Area. I've pasted his email below. Hey Mike, I know I'm in Canada now but did I mention I grew up in Danville? I attended Monta Vista HS back in the early 80's... Go Mustangs!

Dear Calvin,I know you just recently received a letter from a UK television station, so this sudden media attention might seem kind of strange... I'm a reporter in the San Francisco bay area writing a story about bad neighbors and how to deal (or not deal) with them. I don't know if any of your contributors are from the bay area, but I wanted to ask if you'd be so so kind as to post this message asking for help. If there are any people from the bay (especially the east bay) who'd be up for sharing their bad neighbor stories, please contact me at

Thanks for your help,
Mike RosenEast Bay Express

Stacey writes...

I found your blog by typing in a google search of "I hate my loud neighbors". I'm happy I found a place to vent!!I live in a three-story apartment building. Recently, new neighbors have moved in upstairs.The first thing they did was redo the wood floors. They had some kind of grinding/sanding machine that they used for hours every day for about 5 days straight. I work late nights and I need to nap before my shift. Ha! Not that week! Then, when they were finally done, the woman who lives up there vaccumed and cleaned and unpacked for a week straight. I thought it would be over then, but no, they are always loud. She tramps around in clogs, banging and clomping for hours everyday. I don't know if she's fat or she just walks like an idiot, but she NEVER sits down and she sounds like a giant or a gorilla walking around in those clogs all day. Who wears clogs all day in the house? WHO walks like that??And she must also be deaf, because the tv is so loud, I can hear it. It sounds like a soap opera theme song playing on repeat.She never walks up the stairs to get to her apartment- she runs. She must bounce up and down at least 4 inches on every step. My walls rattle. I don't know what she's banging up there, but I can hear it everyday, and when she's not banging around household objects and furniture, she's loudly banging her boyfriend. I don't want to hear her moaning. It disgusts me. I wonder if she wears her clogs then, too.When they're not banging, they're arguing- at times like 7 am and 2 am...They listen to r&b and they must think the whole world loves it, too, because they BLAST it. Between her clunky, loud clog footsteps all day, the soap opera violins, the arguments, bed creaking, moaning and banging noises, I feel like I'll go INSANE. Sometimes I say out loud "bitch, just sit down!! Don't you ever sit down? Don't you want to watch T.V. right now? Do you EVER go out???AAAAAHHHHHH.Thanks for letting me vent :)

Thursday, May 05, 2005

I recently received an email from a British TV producer, looking for residents of the UK who have stories about bad neighbours. I know a few people from the UK have sent me stories, so you guys make sure to contact Lucy at and make sure to tell her that I sent you.

A copy of her email...

Dear Calvin,

I was very interested to see your web blog about your neighbour. I am currently researching a series in the UK about people who are having any difficulty with their neighbours and hoping to offer some help for their situation. It wasn't clear from your site whether any of your contributors are from the UK. If you do have any UK contributors, I would like to ask them if they would be interested in being part of a documentary series that I am developing.Could you let me know what you think and then maybe if you do have some UK contributors, I could post a message on the site or forward some information about the series to them?With many thanks and best wishes,

Lucy Morgan
Assistant Producer