So I am here in my room, trying to study and get ready to go to sleep. But there is a little slight problem, I live in building that is shared with under-graduate 1st years. And from this afternoon they have decided that being noisy and party is the way to go. Maybe they want to get drunk as much as they can before the new Budget for 2008 starts. (Tax on alcohol will increase.)
Anyways I let it slide until around 11pm local time.I tried talking to the guys and politely asked them to lower their noise.....but so far nothing. Since my arrival to the University I have been advised to call our "State Patrol" if there is any case of emergency or if I need any assistance. I have picked up the phone and call them. Well I was trying to reach them for at least 15 minutes! And yet, NONE is picking up.
OK maybe they are busy or something, it happens. As suggested in other thread I called 999. In the US people call 911 to make a noise complaint, so I thought that it will be same SOP. Called 999 and I asked to be transfered to the police. I wanted to make a noise complaint and have constables to come to my address to stop the party and NOISE. Well I was told that because of recent legislative change Exeter police does not deal with noise complaints! WTF?!! OK, so I asked what else can I do? I was advised to contact an environmental agency at Devon (Exeter City Council), but they don't have a hotline or operate 24/7. So I am told to record the noise and show it as evidence.
Shocked and disgusted I thank the 999 operator, wish him good night and now I decided to go drink. By the time I get home I will be drunk and will not care about the noise.
I wish that I go back to States where police would show up in matter of minutes and stop the noise and where the uniformed police officers have guns and don't take sh!t from drunk prick$. How in the hell is an environmental agency going to help me now? I need to solve the solution now, not later. And what the hell, what kind of sh!t is this....police is not dealing with the noise complaints anymore. Record the noise?! WTF!!!
As usual, any reply is welcome, the usual give-a-fuck meters, cargo bay, etc.