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am I too sensitive?

Posted by zapatista (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 5, 08 at 13:12

I live in a condo in a wood frame building. I must admit, the construction is pretty good, it's from the 70's, except it is wood frame. That being said I can hear my neighbors' front door, when they're careless, otherwise not much. But the door can be annoying, especially if it's late. I have thought of trying to move to a concrete building, but want to know if it's worth it. If I can still hear my neighbors, it hardly seems worth it.
Any thoughts out there, or experiences with these two types of construction?
Any relevant comments are welcome!

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RE: am I too sensitive?

Some people are more sensitive to sound than others. You might be unhappy wherever you live.

RE: am I too sensitive?

I don't think it's about sensitivity there - you hear what you hear, but consider how often and 'bad' it is, then consider some of the other things you could run into elsewhere, like little kids running around over your head at midnight routinely, or drunks next door, people just so inconsiderate they continually scrape your car trying to park (but you never know who they are), or people with dogs who leave the halls smelling bad, and who play music loud all the time. If you can't take a door closing 1-2 times a day now, you really need to save for your own place, I think. Ans construction can be deceiving (it's not always the whole story as sound travels indoors in funny ways too).

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