Please forgive me if you feel offended after reading this piece but I can’t hide it again. Problem shared is problem solved, so goes a popular saying.
I am a factory worker living in a one-room apartment (face me I face you) in Orile area of Lagos. I’m still waiting to get a better job so I could settle down and probably get married, but you know how ghetto life be na. That is by the way.
A man moved into our compound few months back and since then, I’ve been having series of ‘nightmares.’
During the recent hot weather, it has been impossible to sleep without ventilation, and on several occasions, my next-door neighbor shrieks throughout the night. Shouting in her native dialect; “yee egba mi oo, mogbe oo, o n dunmi oo, o n taa mi oo, fi mi le o (meaning, “save me oh, am dying oh) wouldn’t let me sleep. I am a light sleeper and feel irate about this noise pollution.
All these would force me to keep all night and I would resume work the following morning dozing. Recently, I was even queried for sleeping on duty.
I pleaded with him last week to tone down the volume of their ‘noisy sex’ but he asked me to go and get married or mind my business. Earplugs don’t seem to do the trick and I’m tired of hearing this ‘noise pollution’.
Now, I cant take it anymore, I’m thinking of confronting him or report him to the police.