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I used to live next door to a pair of elderly naturists, only finding out about their hobby when they bade me a cheerful, saggy 'Hello' while I was 25 feet up a ladder repairing the chimney. Luckily, a bush broke my fall, but the memory of a fat, naked man in an ill-fitting wig will live with me forever.

(, Thu 1 Oct 2009, 12:41)
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I had used to live in a flat where the sound insulation wasn't all it might have been. And directly below my bedroom there was the bedroom of a guy with a love of the song "Stand by Me". He'd play it again and again, and he'd play it quite loud.

At night.

The bassline would be inescapable - even with earplugs, you could hear it.

Repeatedly, I (or my flatmate) would have to go downstairs to get him to turn it down. When he opened the door, it'd be plain that the song's audibility was only partially due to shoddy building: it would be loud. And he'd always deny that it was too loud.
"We can hear it in our flat. Even standing here, we're having to raise our voices to be heard. Ergo it's too loud," we'd say.

His response? He'd simply deny that we could hear it upstairs.
"So you reckon we spend the evening hanging around your door on the offchance that we catch a strain of 'Stand by Me' just for the pleasure of asking you to turn it down? Hm?"

He never had much of a response to that. Mind you, he never turned it down, either.
(, Wed 7 Oct 2009, 12:24, 7 replies)
Sounds like an idiot
a love of repition is a sign of low intelligence, children like repetition which is why they will read the same book, listen to the same song or watch the same cartoon over and over. Most people grow out of it.

BTW - Which version? Beatles or Joe Cocker?
(, Wed 7 Oct 2009, 12:35, closed)
I was thinking
Ben E King.
(, Wed 7 Oct 2009, 12:53, closed)
Ben E King
I don't think he was unintelligent. Just a bit of a pillock.
(, Wed 7 Oct 2009, 12:54, closed)
Maybe he didn't understand the word

There are a lot of the population who wouldn't!
(, Wed 7 Oct 2009, 13:53, closed)
It's a common enough word, surely?
I bought some shampoo from Poundsavers, and it made me ergo all curly.
(, Wed 7 Oct 2009, 14:00, closed)
I love being able to click replies!

(, Wed 7 Oct 2009, 15:08, closed)
A neighbour across the road - 30yrs+ with learning difficulties -
used to play country and western in the middle of the night.
So I would ring him. He would turn off his music to answer the phone. When the volume went down I'd hang up. He would forget he was listening to music*, so it stayed quiet - at least for a few nights.
He never figured out the 1471 thing.
He was a very pleasant lad - just not at all bright. Eventually the Council bought out his tenancy, something like £30,000 to go away. He got so much as he had inherited the tenancy from his mother. Suddenly two brothers no-one even knew existed turned up 'to look after him'.
No doubt he was penniless, bereft and homeless within months.

*liberties taken with the consensus meaning.
(, Wed 7 Oct 2009, 14:41, closed)

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