Annoying neighbours pissing us off


To the person who wrote the following letter to us regarding our motorcycles:

“THE TENANTS UNIT NO XX KRONENBOSCH COMPLEX

YOU AND YOUR BIKES ARE CAUSING A TERRIBLE NOISE AND THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THE REST OF THE RESIDENTS.  ALSO WORKING ON BIKES IN THE ROADWAY.  THE NOISE OF YOUR BIKES ON A SUNDAY WHEN WE WANT PEACE AND QUIET, REVVING THOSE BIKES.  OUR INSIDE ROADS ARE NOT YOUR PERSONAL RACE TRACK HERE ARE CHILDREN PLAYING AND MOTHERS WITH BABIES.

TAKE YOUR BIKES TO A RACE TRACK.”

Note: If you are not the guilty party, please ignore the following reply:

We have been living in this complex for nearly 6 years now and have come to the realization that you learn to live with life’s little irritations that come with living in a complex. There are MANY things that go on in this complex that irritate us…… but, we live with it!

Like for instance…

The dogs that roam the grounds barking at residents and crapping in peoples parking bays which WE have to wash away – but we live with it.

The kids that throw balls against garage doors, racing their bicycles up and down and running around screaming when we want PEACE and QUIET – but we live with it.

Like those same kids that come and loiter around our garage and constantly ask questions about the bikes, wanting to learn. It’s a pain – but we live with it.

Like the babies that cry during the early hours of the morning – but we live with it.

Like the people that have sex loud enough that both the row of units above and below them can hear them – but we live with it.

Like the people that have parties on a week night until 12 o’clock, even though the rules clearly state no noise after 10 o’clock – but we live with it.  And when that does happen, we go and knock on their door and tell them to keep it down, not write a petty anonymous letter and stick it in their mailbox!

When we do work (“actually wash”) our bikes on a weekend and it’s in front of our garage it is because there is nowhere else to do so. And believe it or not we DO try our best to be out of everyone’s way that comes by.  If we can, we work (“actually wash”) in the visitors bay in front of our flat.

And one more thing, you criticize us for not having consideration for kids in the road when there are cars that race faster around these corners that can potentially take out a child!!!  AT NO POINT DO WE RACE AROUND THE COMPLEX!!!

We would have had a lot more respect for you if you had just come to tell us that we were making too much noise rather than writing a snotty letter without the guts to add your name or flat number.

People that choose to live in a complex need to learn to be considerate to their neighbours, BUT also accept that that is the lifestyle of a complex and it comes with the territory.

In all the years we have lived in this complex and with all the shit that irritates us, we have NEVER written letters, vandalized property or caused a fuss – we have learned to LIVE WITH IT!!  AND WE THINK YOU SHOULD TOO!!

If you can’t handle it you should consider moving to a retirement home.

You’re sincerely,

Natalie and EtienneXX Kronenbosch

P.S.  If you need a demonstration of how it REALLY sounds when you REV a bike, you know where we live………………

Report ID: 373
Crime Category: Noise
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: West Beach
Address: Kronenbosch Complex, West Beach
Crime Date/Time: 30 May 2010, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 4 Jun 2010, 09:06 AM
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  • brain 4 Jun 2013, 07:00 AM

    Bwakakakakakaka! I have some geyser who is racist towards me in my complex. And I'm a nerd!! I hate noise, I don't even have friends but says I part! Idiot. Ima slip this under his door.

  • Report A Crime 16 May 2011, 11:30 AM

    Yip, from experience, been there for 6.5 years now!

  • Cheyne 16 May 2011, 09:31 AM

    I am assuming you are talking from experience. So no use if I tried then. Feel free to add me to any break-in reports that come up. Tnx

  • Report A Crime 16 May 2011, 09:21 AM

    Well I created this site because of all the break-ins we had and no-one even knew about it. So I went around and placed a letter by all the doors and asked users if they would like to be notified when things like this does happen. ONLY 3 people came back to me! Have a look here what happened about a year ago: http://www.reportacrime.co.za/Kronenbosch p.s The body corporate is USELESS and CHEAP but you can try them on 021-556-4142

  • Cheyne 16 May 2011, 09:09 AM

    Nicely done! Out of interest - There been any break-ins in the recent past that you know of? I have had many strange people knocking at my door, especially trying to "sell" black bags. That is quite an irritation. I was chatting to my gf this morning - Do you know who owns this complex? as a good idea would be to place a camera at the gate(to which someone bumped over the intercom this weekend), which can be connected to a channel we can access to see who is at the gate - Costly, but perhaps a good idea to also be able to record who has been in and out the gate and who causes damage(as this is not the first time damage has been cause to the gate/intercom). I have tried phoning the number at the gate, but seems to be the wrong number ? "Just letting" or something? So perhaps your the right person to speak to, considering you seem concerned about what is going on in this complex....

  • Report A Crime 16 May 2011, 08:56 AM

    Cheyne, I created/own this site so I check things all the time :)

  • Cheyne 16 May 2011, 08:46 AM

    Didnt think you would actually reply! haha I know this is not a forum, but I agree 100%, people should live with the irritations in a complex. If we can - so can they! Later!

  • Unknown 15 May 2011, 08:43 PM

    Yip, we are still here!

  • Cheyne 15 May 2011, 06:41 PM

    For what its worth.... If you still live in the complex, we have not heard any noise from any motor cycles :) crying babies... That we have :)

  • Report A Crime 4 Feb 2011, 11:30 AM

    HEHE, we NEVER heard from them again!!!

  • Unknown 8 Sep 2010, 11:53 AM

    Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha... Classic Response ! Laughing so loud it hurts.

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