Vail Daily letter: Ears hurting |

Vail Daily letter: Ears hurting

Justin M. Smith
Vail, CO, Colorado

My whole life since moving out of my parents’ house, I have lived in an apartment. I lived in Frisco for the past six years. The last year I have lived here in Eagle County. I have not really enjoyed my time here.

When I was a kid, it seems like all we did was party and have fun. When it got dark outside, we knew it was time to turn the music down. Not because we cared about anyone calling the police. Well, maybe we did. But mainly we had just a little bit of respect for our neighbors.

The other afternoon my neighbor saw me in the parking lot and asked me if her music was bothering me. I didn’t understand why she would even ask me that. But walking by her door I realized that she was really jamming. Still, it didn’t bother me. I live in an apartment, and it wasn’t blasting my pictures off the wall or anything.

I wish the same could be said for the people who drive down West Beaver Creek Boulevard. It has gotten so bad at times that I have been startled out of bed at 5 a.m. or midnight or have been at home and I can’t hear my TV with all my windows closed.

This summer was hell coming home after work and trying to chill out and listen to my own tunes or even enjoy dinner.

I wish people would realize that not everyone likes extremely loud music pumped into their house.

Too bad people can’t act like decent human beings. Too bad someone will eventually have to make a law and waste the time of Avon’s police officers.

How freaking loud do you have to play your car stereo so that people can’t watch a football game with their doors and windows closed?

Justin M. Smith


Support Local Journalism