They were loud in everything they did, not just their arguments. Loud music, loud conversations, loud sex, loud just moving around. We never called the police because nothing we heard was ever very serious-sounding. They would just bicker, stomp around and one or the other of them would leave and go blow off steam somewhere. Their sex noise was more annoying than their fights, because it was more frequent and their bedroom was close to ours.
One time when we lived in a trailer, this old woman who lived near us called the police and told them we were fighting loudly and violently and she was afraid, blah blah blah. The thing is, we weren't fighting or even arguing. We had just gotten home, she must have seen our car go by her place just a few minutes before she called it in. Her mind wasn't too steady, I don't think. The police did come by to check it out and when they got there we were sitting at the table eating ice cream, and obviously nobody was fighting. They knew Phillip
's mother because she was a police dispatcher, so that helped. I was not very happy with that old woman, apparently she had made calls like that to the police before, about this that and the other, just because she was bored and backward and her imagination liked to run away with her.