15. A Noisy Neighbor

Barbara couldn’t take it any more. Her upstairs was blasting his stereo again. She had asked twice already to turn the volume down. The time she asked, he was surprised. He said didn’t know that she could hear his stereo.

"," she said, "it’s just like your stereo was my living room. I can hear every note!"

said he would keep it down. She hoped he was telling the truth. Of course, he ’t. The very next day, he blasted his stereo. marched upstairs to remind him of his promise. said the volume was so low that he barely hear it. She asked him to turn lower. He said he would try. Barbara could that when she reentered her apartment, the music louder than when she had walked upstairs.

So, was the third time. She took her baseball upstairs with her. She knocked very loudly on door. When he opened the door, she screamed him like a crazy person. She told him would kill him if he didn’t turn the down and keep it down. His eyes got .

She went back downstairs. She couldn’t hear a .

I can’t believe I said that, she told .