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The Neighbour Who Played His Music Too Loud - a short story by A.B.King

Once upon a time not far back in time at all, there lived a man named Todd.
   Todd loved to play his music too loud, he never stopped to consider how inconvenient it must be for his neighbours; he only cared about himself and what he wanted.
   He viewed the complaints his neighbours made about him as personal acts of hatred against him. He hated his neighbours for complaining that he played his music too loud so he started playing it mega loud, not only because he liked to play his music that way but because he also wanted to get back at his neighbours for always complaining about him. He ignored those who warned him that it was an unChrist - like thing to do.
   Soon enough the neighbours got tired of complaining about Todd but their hearts still burnt in anger anytime they heard him playing his music too loud.
   One night, a gang of brutal merciless thieves came to rob their neighbourhood. Todd’s house stood out to them because not only where all the lights in his house on at that late hour of the night but the music was so loud the thieves felt it was calling out to them.
   There was no sound in the other houses on the street and all their lights were off. The people had learnt to ignore Todd’s loud music and still go to bed but the thieves figured that those other houses must be empty, that there is no way anyone would put up with all the loud noise at this hour of the night; they must have all gone out and whoever owned the house with the loud music must have utilized the opportunity to throw a late night party or just stupidly play his music too loud. The good news is, he must be a silly fellow, so he would be quite easy to rob the thieves taught.
   Therefore the thieves decided to rob only Todd’s place then move on to another neighbourhood there was no need checking the other houses in Todd’s neighbourhood.
   The thieves didn’t believe in robbing houses that had no people in them because that means searching for the most valuable items themselves, which means they would waste too much time and they could break into a house with gold bars and come out with only a TV set just because they didn’t know the gold bars where there or where they were. Not to mention there wasn’t much money for the thieves in selling used TV sets and DVD players. So the thieves preferred to rob only horses with the owners in them so they can interrogate and not have to bother breaking down the house and searching for valuable items themselves which would give the cops all the time in the world they need to catch them.
   Sadly, when they tried to interrogate Todd, maybe because of one too many action movies, Todd decided to try to be a hero and save himself and his valuables. Todd ended up getting killed. The thieves didn’t like when their operations turned out that way but what happens, happens.
   Todd’s death was met with the kind of mourning you would expect for a dude that terrorised his neighbourhood with playing his music too loud.
Oh! He would have still been alive today if like the bible teaches he considered and cared about others. Because if he did he wouldn’t play his music too loud.


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