I live in an apartment building and my bedroom window looking out over the fire escape. Mind you this fire escape is fully contained within the framework of the building and it is there to allow people access to the roof. Note that when the Queen and King came to visit me, the King loved this fact and climbed up to the roof a couple of times. I share this escape with five other apartments. This isn't the dilemma, either.
The fire escape is sort of like a funnel for noise. I can hear about anything that occurs in the bedrooms of the other people in the complex. Now, I turn on a fan when I crawl into bed at night as white noise to block out any noises, but my parents run a little cold, and I don't know if they would be up to turning a fan on. Nope, not the dilemma.
Last night as I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth and washing my face, I heard something coming from the bedroom. Yeah, let your mind go there and imagine what I heard. I have a neighbor who is very expressive and very loud. Mind you, I come from very modest people; I get embarrassed watching a movie with my folks if there is an adult situation on screen. You got it, this is the dilemma...
What do I do with the noisy neighbor situation when my parents come visit? Would it be inappropriate of me to put a note on all my neighbor's doors and ask that they keep the noise down while they are visiting? I don't know which neighbor is actually the loud one, but I know what apartments share the escape with me. Do I just ignore it and insist that my folks use the fan? Should I just stick my head out the window and shout down the fire escape telling them to shut up?
I'm not a prude and I could not care less, I just don't want to put my parents in a uncomfortable situation.