When Kate was a teenager and had friends overnight, our living/TV room was right over our bedroom. There were so many times she had to explain to her frightened friends that is was NOT a monster, but her Dad snoring. She'd even bring them downstairs outside our bedroom door to prove it.
He was pretty excited when I started snoring ... until he would have to be the one to move. Finally, we both took Ambien and lived happily ever after.
In my opinion, snoring is not something the snorer has any control over. Mr. Ralph tried BreatheRight, CPAPs, BiPAPs, exercises, etc. I could get him to move into another position and get relief to fall back asleep....sometimes.
Being on two HOAs, Oregon and Maui, almost daily I see complaints or suggestions for the most ridiculous of situations. But recently on another blog, (New York CIty!) the blogger asked his HOA to "do something about the snoring" in the unit behind him. Like give him or her a noise citation? Over something that is not controllable? I just had to laugh out loud.
No snoring allowed
I think I shall blog soon about owners and HOAs! Being on one is a duty every owner should volunteer for because it is a time consuming, can never please anyone pretty thankless job. Living in a community requires commitment from each member ... volunteer for a committee or a one time project at the very least. Don't just sit back and complain all the time without contributing.
I'm thankful I have great neighbors at my condo. Upstairs owners are very large people yet we never hear anything, except maybe the shower running once in awhile. I'm happy we bought a downstairs unit as now I rent it to my kids ... with two boys under five who do not know how to walk quietly (for more than two minutes).
Yes. An HOA blog of funny or unbelievable requests/complaints. Surely I will find even more examples via Google!