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petrol mower before 9am on a bloody sunday

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BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Sun 02-Aug-15 09:06:55

What is wrong with these people ? That has to be against the laws of social niceness. The grass wasn't even bloody long.

Am pregnant (my excuse for all anger and irrationality ) and worked late last night.

But seriously, no one would do this, would they? AIBU! AM I?????

esiotrot2015 Sun 02-Aug-15 09:09:44

Go round and politely ask them not to

Although I think nine isn't too bad

Wait until your child is waking them up at four every morning !

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Sun 02-Aug-15 09:12:19

They won't hear the baby. We live in the countryside and the houses arn't particularly close but their garden is IYSWIM

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 02-Aug-15 09:14:22

It's annoying but 9 is acceptable I think.

you worked late. they may well be working later too so need mornings to get stuff done.

no asking politely though

Ruledbycatsandkids6 Sun 02-Aug-15 09:14:46

No that's too early. 10 would be better.

When the baby comes op and it's yelling at 4 am get your coat on and stand under their window with it grin

contractor6 Sun 02-Aug-15 09:14:54

YADNBU we've been woken up this morning to kids playing out out at 8am, that wasn't what woke was the blinking parents shouting at them to be quiet or they'll wake the neighbours!!! Aghhhh

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Sun 02-Aug-15 09:20:03

You see that's how I would play it. even though its technically alright I would never mow till gone 11. And it keeps stopping and starting so I get that false sensation of "oh good" and then it bloody starts again.

I've never met them. I had a call once a couple of weeks ago while they were on holiday (number isn't listed so I don't even know how they got it) asking me to take a (large heavy) package in for them. then they rung about 6 times over the course of the next hour to check on it (was taking a nap, clearly I just sleep too much)

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Sun 02-Aug-15 09:22:27

I do want to add that DH has met them and they seem lovely, I am just the definition of angry pregnant lady

Ruledbycatsandkids6 Sun 02-Aug-15 09:27:02

Mind you op to be fair when I was getting up at stupid o'clock with babies 9 am felt like midday. Do they have kids?

SnapesCapes Sun 02-Aug-15 09:27:44

I think 9am is ok generally, but concede that tired pregnant lady hormones trump everything.

DS2 got me up at 5.10 this morning, dressed in a flapper dress and announced "Snapes, we must go dancing". That's unacceptable in the extreme.

FurtherSupport Sun 02-Aug-15 09:28:28

I think 9am is Ok, although probably wouldn't do it myself until 10am, I don't think you can object to people going about their day at 9am.

I was sorely tempted to start it up at 7;30 this morning as the neighbours BBQ descended into a singalong at 8pm and went on until about 11. Not unreasonably late for a party on a Saturday night but annoying when you live your life at the other end of the day, so it works both ways.

SuckMySquallop Sun 02-Aug-15 09:42:40

Get a grip.

Its summer. Its a Sunday. Its what people do - they may not get chance other days. And you being pregnant is utterly irrelevant.

YABVVVU and irrational. You working late is not your neighbours problem.

Thats YOUR lifestyle choice just as it is theirs to mow their lawn on a Sunday at/before 9am when the sun its blaring out.

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Sun 02-Aug-15 10:19:57

Thanks suck I had conceeded my irrationality. But thanks for putting it in such a lovely way.

It was meant to be fairly light hearted

ForalltheSaints Sun 02-Aug-15 11:49:49

If they are at work all week, unfortunate but reasonable. If they are not, then have a word with them. A retired man who lived up the street from us did this, and then wondered why no-one came to visit him when he became frail and went into a home.

Sazzle41 Sun 02-Aug-15 12:55:36

9am isnt reasonable to me. Out of consideration for people who work all week and want a lie in at weekends i think 11 is more acceptable. A lot of people will have had a later night than usual on Saturday and want a lie in and leisurely breakfast in peace/quiet the next day. But most people will at least be up by then.

CookieDoughKid Sun 02-Aug-15 12:57:43

9am is acceptable to me. The day has started I'm afraid. Wait til baby arrives and you try soothing baby in garden at silly o'clock!

insanityscatching Sun 02-Aug-15 13:05:50

9am is to early for me on a Sunday morning even if I have been up for a while. Our NDN is out gardening any time after 7am although does at least try and be quiet until later. Having said that he hasn't been out at all for the last two days and dh and I were musing yesterday as to whether he might have died as he's generally out until about 8pm. Pretty sure he won't have died it's just unusual that it's been dry and sunny and he's not about that's all.

gobbin Sun 02-Aug-15 13:09:26

I would leave it until 10am but I don't think 9am is too early. I like the sound of a petrol mower though, it's a summery sound!

Libitina Sun 02-Aug-15 13:15:22

Next door neighbour was out at 8:30am with his petrol strimmer this morning. I get up at 5:30am for work so look forward to a lovely long lie in on a day off. I was not a happy bunny this morning.angry

fourtothedozen Sun 02-Aug-15 13:19:06

Not too early for me.

I was already back from doing my weekly shop at ASDA by 8.30 this morning.

LittleMissStubborn Sun 02-Aug-15 13:21:26

9am is the middle of the day, well the morning at least, sorry I wouldn't think twice about making noise by that time.

SuckMySquallop Sun 02-Aug-15 14:29:06

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed - Very sorry if I sounded harsh - that wasnt personal.

But given you were/are being awfully unreasonable about your neighbour, I'm not surprised you found my reply the way you did.

But anyway, light-hearted and all - your neighbour IMHO was not wrong at all to tend to his/her garden, especially since its the weekend.

Your neighbours will invariably have to put up with your soon to arrive child when s/he cries at various points during the day which could coincide with them sleeping/resting before work - I doubt they'll be hammering your door down telling you to quieten your child. Shit happens. Thats life.

And because you are VU have a biscuit

Zillie77 Sun 02-Aug-15 14:35:19

I must have lazy neighbors because no one makes a peep around here before noon on Sundays. It is eerily quiet.

feelingdizzy Sun 02-Aug-15 14:37:21

It changes before having my kids 9am way to early, when my kids were small it was nearly lunch after being up since 4am.
Now my kids are teens its too early again smile

LittleChinaPig Sun 02-Aug-15 14:45:59

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