Comment 50692

By frank (registered) | Posted October 28, 2010 at 10:04:14

Gee, there are jerks wherever you go and they're going to do jerk type things regardless. The bottom line is that unless you do something about it (change the noise bylaw or something like that) nothing can be done. I always say you can't legislate stupidity and while what's become the "safety industry" attempts to account for what used to be covered by "that was your own stupid fault" the people remain stupid! I have a neighbor who during the summer stood outside on his back deck at 6:50 to make sure that I didn't cut any trim past 7:00. I don't wake up to start work at 7:00 in the morning on a weekend to be a pain in the butt but it's certainly crossed my mind several times! What gets me is dogs barking. How do you blame the dog? Similarly I don't blame the leaf blower (the machine) I blame the leaf blower (the person using the machine).

I've already spoken to my councilor about changing the bylaw to reflect changes in times for summer or weekends and for personal equipment. I believe that if I'm working on my house I should be able to work until 9 in the summer without having to worry about my neighbor with the messiest yard in the freaking world standing on his back deck making sure I stop work at 7.

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