Living in our flat is like that poem of Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven only it's real. Unlike the raven in Poe's poem that tapped on the door, this tapping I hear most nights is from our neighbor above our floor!
I cannot fully comprehend the reason to walk around your house at midnight, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock and even wee hours of the morning wearing clacking footwear. I could imagine the person causing all these tapping on the floor wearing a heeled-footwear. I thought the ceiling will be impermeable with sound since we have slightly high ceiling and made of concrete. Oh, I was so wrong!
This person just tap-tap-tap with gusto without realizing that he or she is causing so much disturbance at night. There are moments of peace when I sleep early and deeply but if I climb the bed later than 10:00 p.m. then I will be in trouble.
The weird thing about that "walking noise" above our flat is that I only hear one shuffle. Sometimes a bouncing ball but oftentimes, it's the tapping of the heeled-footwear.
I wonder if that person has another type of footwear aside from the noisy ones he or she wears around? Perhaps, a little introduction to the ever reliable flip-flops will be fine.