Family & Lifestyle

Madeleine Dresden: Noisy Neighbors

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Mar 22, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 20:48

If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, or checked into a hotel, you’ve probably experienced some noise that you didn’t like: like loud stomping upstairs, music blasting through walls, or even a baby crying nonstop. Whether the perpetrator is oblivious to the noise they’re making, or just doesn’t care, there’s one thing that we know for sure: you can’t block out all noise. That’s just life. But what do we do when other people’s noises start affecting our quality of life—maybe we start losing sleep, or we can’t concentrate on our work? And worse yet, what if the noises can’t be contained because they don’t come from something that can be reasoned with? Madeleine Dresden, our Life Lessons segment producer, discusses what it’s like to have to deal with nice neighbors who have, as she calls them, Velociraptor children.