At a loss. Again. Security just knocked on our door for being noisy when we weren't. This makes it the third time since we moved in back in December. The first time I gave them the benefit of the doubt that perhaps the TV had been a smidge loud with the heat going and not knowing the acoustics of the place, so I apologized profusely, and we were like church mice and therefore in total shock at the second noise complaint that I posted about and then posted an update. The nutshell version was that the second complaint was about people fighting, but since even the security guy didn't hear it (because it wasn't happening by us nor by anyone we could hear), the complaint would not go in our file.
I'll go into the apartment office tomorrow. Again. And I'll complain that at this point it's basically harassment that we can't even be comfortable having a conversation at normal volume without a visit from security. And I'll stand up for us. And I'll suggest that next time the security guy go into the complainers apartment (not sure which neighbor it even is) to listen and to see if it's a valid complaint before knocking on our door and notifying the office. And I have no confidence that this is how it will actually be handled in the future, though I am confident that just breathing will result in another noise complaint.
If this seems exactly like the last time in terms of how powerless I feel, then that's because it is. I still feel just as powerless as then, and now plus some. I'll go in there and complain heartily about the complaints against us and how we feel more like the victim (gawd, I hate even saying that and kind of want to puke) than the offender. I'll back this up with a letter saying the same. The apartment either will believe us or not, and if they don't, at some point they could evict us. Moving costs money we don't have even if we could pay to break the lease and move preemptively, but if forced to do so with an eviction history, it would be even tougher.
At a loss. And kind of pissed the hell off, too, if you want to know the truth.
Thankfully I have much to look forward to in the coming weeks that involves sometimes not being here. I bet they still complain.