From wall-vibrating dubstep to loud late night parties, noisy neighbors always stink. Unfortunately, it's something you'll have to deal with at some point in your life if you live in apartment buildings. The best way to deal with a noisy neighbor is to just talk to them nicely. Often, they might not realize how loud they are, and would be happy to stop. If that isn't possible, contact the authorities. Or just have even louder parties!
The Chronically Late Friend
Sometimes, even our best friends can be annoying. We probably all have at least one friend that's late to everything, and while it seems like a minor annoyance, it can occasionally cause bigger problems—not to mention it's just plain rude. Stop waiting for someone who's always late and eventually they'll get the message!
The Overbearing Family Member
No matter how much you love your family (or friends), we all know a few people that can just get a little high maintenance from time to time and stress you out. The best thing you can do is set clear boundaries so they don't get under your skin too much. But, seeing as that isn't always an option, you'll also need to choose your battles wisely and let the small stuff slide.
The Negative, Irrational Arguer
Whether is one of your close friends or that guy in your office that just wants to pick a fight, we all know someone who's overly negative and just likes to argue. Ignoring the bait and avoiding an argument with the person is the best way to go, but once they actually get you roped into an argument, you're on different ground. In those cases, you're better off ending it as quickly as possible rather than spurring it on, no matter how irrational they are (and no matter how much you know you're right). Though...you should make sure you are right, first. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. ..
People Who Cut In Line
Here's how to deal with people who cut in line, regardless of the situation. First of all make sure the line is single file and organized. If the line is messy and undefined it's very, very easy for any person to misinterpret the rules of the line. Second make sure you don't get angry! They'll get defensive and it will get ugly. When you bring anger into the situation, don't expect things to work in your favor. Next, ask someone near by—preferably behind you—if they saw that person cut in the line. If they did, you now have an ally who has a vested interest in the outcome of the situation. Lastly,confront the cutter as soon as possible. You'll lose your chance if you wait.
When you confront the line cutter, be polite. It's possible they made a mistake and you'll feel like an idiot and a jerk if you overreact to something that's ultimately not a big deal. A simple sentence like, "Excuse me, but I believe you just cut in line" is forceful enough to get your point across while still remaining open to the possibility that you could be wrong and they were simply joining their friend to wait with them in solidarity. In the event that they argue and things get out of hand, you either need to let it go (if the cutter is willing to drop the issue, too) or find a manager/person of authority and ask them to handle the problem for you. But something as unimportant as a person cutting in line should really never escalate to that level. The important thing to remember is that while it's rude for people to cut in line, you can't fight every battle and there are few circumstances where this situation isn't a tiny blip of a battle. Most of the time, it's simply not worth fighting. Stay strong, and just try to let things go whenever you can.