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Children in Krakow Apartment Playgrounds


BLS 65 | 188  
9 Jul 2010 /  #1
I live in a complex of flats in Krakow that has a playground for the children of the tenants - my flat happens to overlook this area. My god - the noise is simply atrocious tonight! These parents allow their children to run around with horns and bells with absolutely no regard for their neighbors. I understand the need to exercise and wear down their children, but can't these parents do it without giving their little snot machines the added noisemakers? How can these people be so dense?

I used to live about 2 km from a busy airport in America - tonight, I truly miss the sound of jets going overhead every 2-3 minutes...
Amathyst 19 | 2700  
9 Jul 2010 /  #2
Oh dear, You sound like the Kiddy Catcher!.Face facts, children make noise, the parents are by no means dense, they are "imune" to the noise, this happens over time....

My advice:

Move house, get one without a playground or get some ear plugs.
f stop 24 | 2493  
9 Jul 2010 /  #3
turn up the music
pgtx 29 | 3115  
9 Jul 2010 /  #4
organize a party with loud people, loud music, buzz and open windows...
PlasticPole 7 | 2641  
9 Jul 2010 /  #5
My god - the noise is simply atrocious tonight!

Oh please, don't be such a grouch. Kids have every right to play in a playground. Maybe your apartment shouldn't be so close by. What do you expect, anyway?
DannyJ - | 129  
12 Jul 2010 /  #6
Buy an airgun
convex 20 | 3928  
12 Jul 2010 /  #7
I second that.

Kids have every right to play in a playground.

And I have every right to blast geto boys for the kids listening pleasure.
Harry  
12 Jul 2010 /  #8
Oh please, don't be such a grouch. Kids have every right to play in a playground.

That would be fine, if parents of brats would respect my right to play loud music and party until dawn.
Olaf 6 | 955  
13 Jul 2010 /  #9
The less brutal act than sniping those brats with an ASG gun would be to hang some explicit poster that the parents wouldn't like their children to watch.
vndunne 43 | 279  
13 Jul 2010 /  #10
its one things, kids running around playing...its another thing when they are given 'aids. to make even more noise....Maybe get in contact with the managment company and ask them to up up a 'nicely' worded notice...Failing that, put one up yourself in all the lifts...
OP BLS 65 | 188  
13 Jul 2010 /  #11
Plastic Pole:

Maybe your apartment shouldn't be so close by.

Now there's an astute observation - thank you so very much...

vndunne:

its one things, kids running around playing...its another thing when they are given 'aids. to make even more noise....

You see - this member actually took the time to read what was written and offer advice. Thank you vndunne for providing some constructive input instead of mindless criticism...
vndunne 43 | 279  
14 Jul 2010 /  #12
Thank you vndunne for providing some constructive input instead of mindless criticism...

Yeah. I Know what you mean. I have given up putting up threads here as i cant stand the unhelpful replies you get. Some people have too much time on their hands and need an outlet to deal with their childhood issues .

In relation to you issue, also think about putting a 'nicely' worded notice in all letter boxes. Mention that you too have a baby and that, with the noise, it is very hard to get the baby to sleep in the evenings. Of course, you understand their childs need to play, but if they could just do it a little bit quieter....!!!
aligator_s - | 77  
14 Jul 2010 /  #13
I live in a complex of flats in Krakow that has a playground for the children of the tenants

is there sand on the floor of the playground?
OP BLS 65 | 188  
14 Jul 2010 /  #14
Yeah...but this seems to be the norm for most of these playgrounds.
aligator_s - | 77  
15 Jul 2010 /  #15
the forum has been very valuable for you to gauge what would be the opinion of your neighbours should you complain. they will not give a damn and they will laugh at you or worse still hold you in utter contempt for attempting to get their children to play more quietly.

short of burying doggie doo dah in the sandpit your options are limited
Wroclaw 44 | 5359  
15 Jul 2010 /  #16
how old are these kids ?

the very young are not out in the yard in the late hours.

teenagers usually have better things to do than playing with 'horns and bells'

the forum has been very valuable for you to gauge what would be the opinion of your neighbours should you complain. they will not give a damn and they will laugh at you or worse still hold you in utter contempt for attempting to get their children to play more quietly.

I quite agree
Eurola 4 | 1898  
15 Jul 2010 /  #17
Some of you people are not to kid friendly, are you?
Although I disagree with using any additional devices to make noise, kids have the right to play and they should - instead of watching TV or playing computer games. It really depends how often it happens, how noisy and how late it's done...

I'm sure you can bring it to the attention of the parents if it happens after 10 pm. If it does not help, you may also call the police...people in the USA usually go this route. Every state, city or town has a curfew how long the kids can be outside, depending on their age too. Hopefully there is something similar in Poland.

I have given up putting up threads here as i cant stand the unhelpful replies you get. Some people have too much time on their hands and need an outlet to deal with their childhood issues .

This is so true.
wildrover 98 | 4431  
15 Jul 2010 /  #18
Sandpits are ideal places to plant a few anti personel mines... the one i would recommend is the Russian made zleg d20...This pops up about ten feet in the air , then explodes scattering lethal ball bearings over a wide area...its copied from the second war German made schu mine...
aligator_s - | 77  
15 Jul 2010 /  #19
the VietCong has a version of this which the American GIs christened the bouncing Betty

it used to go off at waist height with devastating effect

how about just digging a panji trap in the sand pit?
it is relatively low tech solution

5rar.asn.au/weapons/boobytraps.htm

rather than lining the hole with sharpened bamboo spikes, you could use sharpened coloured pencils so that another small child is suspected and not you

bear traps work well too, I have been told
wildrover 98 | 4431  
15 Jul 2010 /  #20
Yes a trap lined with sharpened coloured pencils will be the ideal solution....

connecting the swings and see saw to mains electricity would discourage any noisey play on these devices....
aligator_s - | 77  
15 Jul 2010 /  #21
what I really love is that everytime we make a comment about maiming children with a homemade booby trap, this advertisement pops up advertising playground equipment

oh the delicious irony

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