'I'm fed up of hearing intimate detail in my neighbour's apartment - the walls are so thin'

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Living with thin walls can be a real headache, as every little noise seems to penetrate through, from the sound of raucous children and quarrelling couples to incessant dog barking, clanging cookware, and the buzz of coffee machines. It's enough to fray the nerves of anyone trying to enjoy a quiet moment with a book.

But for one woman, the situation reached boiling point when she discovered she could overhear an alarmingly personal detail from her upstairs neighbours, despite expecting the walls to offer more privacy.

Venting her frustration on Reddit's 'Neighbours From Hell' forum, the exasperated tenant lamented the steep cost of her living situation, which did not seem to reflect the quality of her accommodation.

In her post, she wrote: "My complex charges an arm and a leg to live here. A small one bedroom starts at $2100 (£1650) and just goes up from there. I think the two beds are $3500+ (£2750). Parking is $100/month (£79). $500/year amenities fee (£393)."

To add insult to injury, she can even hear a very intimate detail - her upstairs neighbour's phone vibrating. "Why can I hear my upstairs neighbour from hell's phone vibrating? Every move he makes. Stomping and slamming around constantly. A knock on the door down the hall sounds like someone is at my door. What are they doing with all our money? Put some insulation in these walls!"

A multitude of people empathised with the plight in the comments, sharing their own nightmarish experiences with thin walls and ceilings. One individual expressed: "A noisy upstairs neighbour is the worst. I just moved from a 60+ years old apartment complex that had super thin everything too. So much so that even though I was on the top floor, I could easily hear and feel the heavy footsteps of my downstairs neighbours, let alone every little clink and clack of their daily living."

Expressing frustration at the housing situation, they continued: "It's so maddening that all these real estate and property companies swindle the public into thinking they're getting 'luxury' housing, but then they build with cheap, rice paper-thin fixtures. I hate living in a system where profit trumps all."

Replying to the series of posts, the original poster confessed: "I wear earplugs to sleep and I'm still woken up every single day at 6am with the stomping around. I can actually hear dresser drawers opening and closing as my upstairs neighbour is getting ready for work. My sister just got an apartment on the first floor of a 3-family house. She never hears a thing. I think that's the way to go next time."

Quipping about their circumstance, another one joked: "I live in a 100 year old building with plaster walls and I once excused my neighbour for sneezing."

Another individual posted about their unpleasant instance, stating: "I lived in a complex once where it was so terribly built that I was having a horrible episode of Mega S***s, and I heard a gentle knock on the bathroom wall from next door and a 'you okay bro? I wasn't even doing anything dramatic like groaning or anything. Literally, the neighbour just heard me s*****g horrendously."