I just got off the phone with the police. It was the last thing I wanted to do.
For the last three and a half hours our next door neighbor’s alarm system has been going off. It’s not continuous, so every minute or two it starts up again. There’s really no way to disregard it.
Though these are neighbors we don’t speak with, I left a message on their machine.
I’m not sure what the implication of calling the police is. Do they get a ticket? Do the police break in and get someone to turn off the alarm?
Three and a half hours seems to be my limit of my good neighborliness.