My freshmen year of college, I lived in one of the noisiest hallways in the noisiest dorms on campus. It was just business as usual to have loud, obnoxious guys rolling around on office chairs, or playing football, or videogames, or just being stupid at 2am.
It’s 2:30am as I write this, and instead of noisy freshman guys in the hall, its neighbors across the parking lot in an upstairs apartment playing drinking games on the balcony (one of the disadvantages of suddenly warmer weather in a college town). Only this time, I have to be at work at 7am, in 4 1/2 hours. So where I might have been reluctant to call an R.A in the dorm since I could sleep in too, now, after an hour of listening to their loud drunkedness, I just call the police. Is it overkill? I don’t think so. Not everyone can keep the same hours as undergraduate students, and if you don’t even consider your impact on your neighbors, then you deserve what’s coming to you. Plus, its just fun to watch them squirm when the cops show up. If they’re going to keep me up, at least they can entertain me in the process.