heyoo. Listen to my tale of woe, young folk.
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I can't take much more of this. I hate my neighbor. As a result I’m engaged in a microeconomy of meme manufacture because my mind is fractured. Enter: http://buddhistsoundhealing.online/
For months I've felt terrorized but the low-frequency thumping of my neighboring businesses' music. Michael Jackson, Barry White, I'm told. That's well and fine but the nuisance has driven me crazy. Every moment and thought interrupted by the purposeful devising of a plan to abate the nuisance, assert my very real rights as as tenant in New York State, call out the business owner's very real lease violation due exclusively to her sole behavior. There's more on the "What Is This" Page. Here's a sample:
EXT: Apartment parking lot (1030pm)
What do you want?
I AIN'T WANT NOTHING!
Good, because you don't know who you're messing with.
You know you're torturing my wife with this music? Do you fucking realize this?
You're torturing her.
SHUT THE FUCK UP! Listen to me: you are torturing my wife!
(like an echo)
You're torturing he—
SHUT THE FUCK UP! You know I really thought I would try and appeal to your compassion, but that's clearly isn't gonna fucking work. And what's really crazy to me is that you have a 3 foot statute of the fucking BUDDHA on your front porch. Clearly you don't give a fuck about tranquility! So what, is it a counterfeit? You people are insane!
... These people are terrorists, in my view. Willfully ignorant of the creation of suffering impacting their very next door neighbor. What I call a dangerous dummy. Won't listen to reason, won't imagine for a second what it might be like to live life as another individual under the sun.
It's done me no good, ya see!
It's all gotten very dark in my mind. Landlord won't evict. I won't sue the landlord because all I'd get is rent abatement, as I figure. I want it to stop (For the love of God stop). I'm feel backed into a corner. I don't want to passively receive this cruelty waiting for a court date to get piece of paper injunction that'll probably do no good.
But the galling bit of it all was the three-foot Buddha statue on their front porch. To whom do they think they are extolling the virtue of the Buddha? Do you respect tranquility or not? Who AARE YOU PEOPLE you see where this is going, right?
That's right. I've become a Buddhist too.
To make a longer story a little shorter, I purchased a 1500W 15" subwoofer and placed it above the business. Now whatever you hear on my website Buddhist Sound Healing is also coming out of a device set to "heal." I'll be slowly adding bits and features to it, and you at home can rest a little easier knowing that my neighbor is being simultaneously disabused of their ignorance.
You see, there are Four Noble truths. I've heard.
1. The truth of suffering
2. The truth of the cause of suffering
3. The truth of the end of suffering
4. The truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering.
I will build my neighbor a golden bridge to retreat across, that is my guarantee to you. But I cannot compromise on peace and quiet in my apartment.
Q: Move out?
A: Who's going to pay for that? The deposit on the new apartment? Are you going to force me to spend my time researching places to move when I'd rather be using my time doing anything else? I like my apartment. I refuse to flee. I will make you my project, god dammit. I resent the question. You
move out. This is me being reasonable.
Q: Are you okay, really?
A: I'm actually happier than I've been in a long time. Before, I was not in control. Now, I'm remotely accessing a sophisticated programmed livestream to educate my neighbor on the nuances of frequency so they they, one day, might also appreciate golden silence. I am okay. I am changing every day, holding down a full time and part time job on top of this.
Q: Where do you work?
A: haha uhh. At my dad's engineering office. That's where I am now, because I pathologically avoid my apartment. My adrenaline surges when I'm there and only thoguh this convenience am I afforded the opportunity to fight back. A base of operations where I can remotely deploy Buddhist sound healing. I work on film VFX during the day, and write music at night.
Q: You're screaming at your neighbor in the middle of the night?
I'm not proud of this, but it was our sixth conversation at that point and I thought prior to this I had an assurance from my landlord (before he checked out entirely from this) the problem was solved. He is sympathetic to me and gave me their lease agreement to read and verify that they are explicitly not entitled to a loudspeaker than annoys neighbors. On top of that, New York State grants tenants the right to "quiet enjoyment." I have to figure that this is a law for a very good reason, for people like me (and possibly you) so that these things don't escalate. Like burning down your own house to collect its precious nails before you move. How about we not burn it all down instead?