The following joke was submitted by the valiant Michael Tuchman.
A violist leaves home for his new job as violist in a big city symphony. After a few weeks, his mom calls him.
“So, you do like your new living situation?”
“Sure, but the neighbors are a bit difficult.”
“My neighbor on the left side bangs his head on the wall all night, and the neighbor on the left just paces the floor and screams and won’t stop.”
“My, that sounds awful. How do you cope?”
“I just ignore them and go on practicing my viola.”