I’ve only just seen this Comment from yesterday. I’m passing on it now for your thoughts – although some people have already left theirs. I hope it’s academic, because I would hate to think this situation is still going on. Fingers crossed that Daniel is asleep even now. If so, he’s at least three and a half hours ahead of me. I am on the motorway heading south. Good luck to Daniel and anyone else deprived of sleep. (For what it’s worth, I would definitely approve the warranty and get the bloody thing turned off at pretty much any price.)
Mark, I have a problem and need the Watsonian collective’s help.
My neighbours, who I don’t ever talk to ( becasue I’m shy, not because they’re horrible ( well, they might be, I haven’t spoken to them to find out ) ) have gone away and their burglar alarm has been going non-stop for the last 72 hours. As we are in a modern build with new, paper-thin walls I can hear it all the time and have got around three hours sleep in the last 3 nights. The police aren’t interested as there is no sign of suspicious activity, I have no contact details for my neighbours and the Environmental Protection Agency seem very keen for me to authorise them to obtain a warrant, break into the house, turn the alarm off, make it safe and then bill my neighbours for repairs etc. Quite why they need my name on the warrant I have no idea, but what neighbourly relations we have could be soured somewhat. My other concern is that nothing screams ” House Ripe For Burglary ” more than a burglar alarm going off unattended for 72 hours. There’s a light flashing at the front and everything.
I need to drown out the noise, I need to get some sleep and as a repsonsible citizen I feel I should protect their house somehow until their as-yet-unknown return date. Any ideas? Or should I just sign a warrant and be damned?!!