By holly - Germany
Today, I was practising the violin in my apartment. A man knocked on the door and introduced himself with a smile, saying he wanted to know my "schedule." I replied, "I'm pretty busy but maybe we could get a drink sometime." To which he replied, "No, I just want to know when you'll stop." FML
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  chenoa_fml  |  0

lol that must have been embarrassing.. if he was truly annoyed, he might have taken the invitation to go out for a drink, that would give him a break from listening to your playing

  MarryMeFry  |  10

People like you make me embarrassed to be an American. American English is not the only proper way to spell things. The c and s are interchangeable in some words. Try broadening your horizons, it will do you good if you ever move out of your parents' house.

  suppressed08  |  2

I know how that is. i play drums, but there's a baby next door, so I have to stop early :P
and a few years ago I played baritone (like a little tuba) which annoyed the fudge out of everyone. Hell, I even stopped practising at all after a while so I wouldn't be noisy :/

sounds sad looking back..

  glupingane  |  0

I've been there ;)
about a year ago all my neighbours complained about my playing, but because I didn't want that to stop me, I played even more, and now they actually pay to see me play live! ;)
now that's owned! :D

  warsun  |  27

Well violin can sound sucky when someone learns it at the start. But when you are nearing the end of your lessons you sound amazing. It's abit like an mmo video game. Where you reach the endgame content

  JayColt  |  0

Unless you suck so bad you get frustrated and hit yourself in the head with a remote and shove it up your @$$. Then youre far from perfect. wafflepwn refrence.

  dreamering  |  16

It doesn't matter how good or bad you play.

You could be the best, but usually in practicing, people play the same part over and over for hours and I don't think that's very pleasant.

  Seastone  |  9

Everywhere the Queen's English is spoken, including European nations where it is a common second language, practice is the noun and practise the verb. Therefore, OP was completely correct in her use of the word "practising." You could have determined this with a basic Google search before opening your mouth (figuratively speaking, of course).

Really, as an American, I wish more Americans would learn to read old books and would not say anything on any sort of international forum (including the internet) until they've actually acquired something of an education (by which I do not mean the fluff that passes for education in public schools here, but rather real learning from the words of great intellectuals and scholars). You'll just embarrass yourselves. It's idiots like you who make the idiots in Europe assume they are better than we, when in fact most Americans are actually fairly intelligent. And not ignorant of foreign spelling.

I'm sure you're a nice person and all that, but please use Google before making us all sound like xenophobic fools.

  fuckercakes  |  21

I'm a violinist of seven years, and all I can say is I agree with #16. Buy a mute and play in quiet dynamics. My original thoughts were that the guy was just simply annoyed by sound, not that you were bad!