Hello, OP here. I have a little sister with whom lived before moving out. I obviously don't have kids since I'm nerdy, as you well described, and on my 20s, but I know how it works, more or less. My mother educated her not to run in the house at certain hours and guess what, she actually learned. Creating a routine in which, at certain times, they are allowed to run, and then they have to do something else, is a way to go about things. Alternatively, teach them that outside is a place where they can run, jump and even encourage that behavior, then tell them that they can't do it inside. They'll cry for some time before they learn it yes, which is why many parents don't even bother, but one day they'll eventually turn out to be mindful people.
Also, I'm not getting minimum wage these days, but it's my first time living on my own, I gotta test out the waters you know? Still learning how to cook and other stuff, so I'm living in a place close to my mother's house, and there are only apartments in here (I often bring back food in tupperwares, haha). Maybe in the future I'll get a better home, who knows how this job will turn out, but that's not the point. This is actually a good neighborhood. The other guys upstairs were so nice. One time I was hanging my clothes out and they dropped a shirt on me, and immediately rang my door bell and apologized even though they didn't need to. Funny, this time something similar happened. I gave back their clothes but they didn't say so much as thank you (and this was before I complained). You can tell a lot about somebody's character by things like this, either it be stomping or something silly as dropping clothes.
So don't be upset at me man, I just want some peace and quiet for sleeping, working (I do a lot of that from home and need to concentrate) and reading. Other than that, I have headphones on usually, so it doesn't even matter.
Anyways, a good update! I almost felt like not posting not to jinx it. Things are so much better right now, I didn't even have to use ear plugs. The administrator talked to them and I can barely hear them right now. The occasional bumping which is just natural, but so much better. I guess they finally understood the message. Here's to continuing like this.
Post edited on 26th Jan 2014, 2:03pm