parties and poopers

I love family gatherings and celebrations. Where a decade ago, several of us celebrated our children’s graduation from high school, we now have other families whose children are reaching that milestone. And I might have grown too accustomed to much-less boisterous gatherings as I aged.

Yet I can now self-identify as not just a pooper-scooper but as a party-pooper. A family down the street, and I presume, their relatives and friends, were celebrating from mid-day Saturday late into the night hours. The party was still going strong when my wife and I tried to go to sleep. I walked the several houses down to the party. It’s getting late, please turn it down – we can hear it through our home half a block away.

They were pleasant. But the message did not get passed along. (I asked in Spanish and in English.) I then made a call.

Law enforcement soon requested them to turn it down as it was near midnight.

Our other neighbors and I were able to get some sleep.

6 Comments

  1. Oh this happened to me in Germany and after awhile of unsuccessful trying to ignore it, which was way too loud to do, and hoping I would eventually fall asleep which only resulted in more aggressive tossing and turning, I got really annoyed by the lack of consideration for others. Guess I’m right there with you and call me a party pooper as well. Glad you eventually got some sleep.

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  2. Here’s the bonus to being a party pooper….(having been a life long party pooper I can speak with some authority on the subject): I always arrive at parties on time, and leave early. Therefor missing ALL of the drama that unfolds after a certain amount of beverages have been consumed. Family still talks about certain incidents that I have NO information on. Gladly!

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