Okay, so I've been living in my apartment for almost a year now, and we have terrible neighbors living below us. Basically, our unit is in a nice area, and it's cheap, we plan to stay here while we save money for a house (so don't suggest relocating, it's out of the question). Essentially, these people are what you would call "white trash", they are older, toothless, hillbillies who chain smoke, constantly scream, slam their doors, and have wonderful outdoor domestic disputes. The smoking bothers me, but I know that legally I can't tell them that I don't like my apartment smelling like an ash tray. The biggest problem for me is the noise, people are constantly coming and going, slamming the door at all hours of the night/day (which shakes the entire apartment). I have taken the high road far too many times and notified the rental office/landlord, all who have done absolutely nothing. We are great tenants who have never once been late with rent, nor have we done any damage whatsoever to our apartment. Our landlord obviously doesn't care what goes on as long as people pay their rent... so now is the time I try out some, well, "different" measures. So I call on you, sevenstring.org, to give me some creative ideas (within the realm of legality) on how to deal with these people. Obviously talking it out would be the best solution, but so far that has proven useless. I also don't want to spend the money taking them to court over something that seems so trivial. I just want to be able to sleep through the night or relax without being bothered, is that so much to ask!? Sorry for rambling, but I've fucking had it with these "people"