would you consider it reasonable for the person living above you, supposing you live in an apartment, to stomp, run, jump, and drop things so loudly that it wakes you up even though you're wearing ear plugs? would you consider it reasonable to hear such noise over a pair of ear plugs?
i've been having problems with my upstairs neighbor doing this sort of thing since i moved in in june. loooooonng story short, the first time the residential life people say that such a thing would be ridiculous, then the second time they tell me, one of them being the person i had talked to the first time, that such a thing would be acceptable. each time they told me this, they first came over to send a person upstairs to see what was causing all the racket and tell me something along the lines of "this building is old and you're going to hear more noise in it than you did in the previous one you lived in". the first time they did this the main lady that's been handling this went upstairs and proceeded to jump, run and stomp heavily to get my reaction to this. She told me anything like that would be ridiculous. to me it seemed that what she was doing was about 80% of what the upstairs neighbor was doing. the second time she came over, which was a few months later, she had her assistant stay down stair while she went upstairs to have the upstairs neighbor run around. the assistant said that was normal. i thought it was quite loud and created just about the same level of noise the neighbor had been creating in the past. it might have been a tad quieter.
this morning i was woke up repeatedly, while wearing some of the best ear plugs availabe, by my upstairs neighbor. i called the person in the residential life office, it's and on call office i think, that deals with this and the upstairs neighbor became quiet enought for me fall asleep again. then she started the racket up again until noon. i didn't call again because i kept falling in and out of sleep at the time waking up when she would make the racket. the points which the noise occured this time were less frequent.
what would you do in this situation? what can be done? i've thought of complaining to the BBB and talking to the school lawyer about it. would they be able to do anything?