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If the house is rockin’, I will come knockin’.

Last summer, new neighbors moved in across the street.  They are a young couple and seem nice, although I haven’t talked to them much since bringing them cookies when they first moved in.  We generally just do the typical  neighbor thing: wave if we make eye contact, pretend we don’t see each other if we don’t make eye contact.  (Reading that over, I feel like a jerk. Is that the typical neighbor thing?  Or am I a big brat for not waving every time?)

Well, last night I get home around 11:30.  As I get out of my car, I hear music blasting out of their house.  Not just any music, but some serious heavy metal.  (Note: this is not typical for the neighborhood.  I think the average age of my other neighbors is 72. No joke.)  After about fifteen minutes, it changes to ska and I just can’t take it any longer.

I walk across the street and knock on the door.  Of course, they can’t hear me so I start lurking around the side of their house, trying to decide if I should knock on their back door.  (Thank goodness no one drove by…I would have looked like a total creeper.)  Then, the song ends so I run back to the front porch and knock again.

Matt answers the door, beer mug in hand.

“HI,” I shout, “I HEARD YOUR MUSIC AT MY HOUSE, AND…”

He interrupts, “OH, SORRY, IS IT TOO LOUD?”

“NO, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I LIKE IT.  SO I THOUGHT I’D COME OVER…”

“OH, AWESOME, WANT A BEER?”

And with that, I made some new friends.  As it turns out, whatever the other neighbors said made the new neighbors think I was lame (Matt’s words, not mine) so they were never sure what to say to me.    In all, it turned out to be a super fun night.  The cops showed up, though, around 3.  Apparently the music WAS too loud.

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