Cutting grass at 8:30 on Sunday morning?

(347 Posts)
Thanksforthat123 Sun 09-May-21 08:31:58

As a one off, because we have a bouncy castle coming, we are cutting the grass at 8:30 on a Sunday morning. Next door have just shouted out of their window. 🙈
AIBU? It’s not something we have ever done before or plan to repeat. I kind of think one off things you suck it up a bit? Same as the odd occasion their dog is barking outside my bedroom window at 11pm.

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OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 09-May-21 08:33:27

Yeh I agree with you, 7.30 I may have a diff answer but 8.30 on the first non rainy morning in forever wouldn’t bother me.

Unhomme Sun 09-May-21 08:34:24

Yeah. Seems OK to me.

DonLewis Sun 09-May-21 08:34:33

Round here, 8:30 would be considered late! I've heard someone hammering something, a jetwash and a lawnmower already.

It's been pissing it down since bank holiday Monday so I think people are taking advantage of the break in the rain.

I'd not worry about it, especially because it's not what you do every single Sunday.

ElderMillennial Sun 09-May-21 08:34:55

I think it's a bit inconsiderate and you could have done it the day before.

Rillington Sun 09-May-21 08:35:11

That's really selfish on a Sunday.

Findahouse21 Sun 09-May-21 08:35:24

The problem is that you say it's a one off, but how does your neighbour know that? They may think you plan to mow every Sunday at 8:30. I think if it was totally necessary (and I don't think it is tbh) you should have ore-warned them. Sunday is my only chance for any kind of lay in so very precious to me

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TheQueef Sun 09-May-21 08:35:36

It's too wet surely it'll just bend?

Kerberos Sun 09-May-21 08:35:43

If you were my neighbour I'd have complained too.

sumpplneedshaking Sun 09-May-21 08:36:04

Definitely selfish. Could of cut it the days leading up to Sunday. I'd be pissed off if you were my neighbour.

Lockheart Sun 09-May-21 08:36:17

ElderMillennial

I think it's a bit inconsiderate and you could have done it the day before.

If the OP is in England then odds are it was raining yesterday, so no they couldn't.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sun 09-May-21 08:36:44

To you, it's a one off

To the person enjoying a lie in after a busy week, a late night or a night shift, it's a big disappointment.

newnortherner111 Sun 09-May-21 08:37:18

Surely the bouncy castle does not need a lawn cut? Or could have waited until say 10am?

Oysterbabe Sun 09-May-21 08:39:08

It's too early, you should have just left it long. That coupled with the fact that they're going to have to listen to the pump and screeching associated with the bouncy castle all day sounds like a pretty shitty Sunday for your neighbour.

myfuckingfreezer Sun 09-May-21 08:39:11

Not ok.

Though if you've got a bouncy castle coming it's going to get worse for your neighbour before it gets better!

SallyCinnabon Sun 09-May-21 08:39:38

I think 8:30 is on the edge tbh, a neighbour had a strimmer going at 8am a few Sundays back I thought that was too early. A week day is different as I’m up and rugged going to work or booting up as WFH. Sundays are a different matter.

SallyCinnabon Sun 09-May-21 08:40:22

Rugged? 😆 Up and either

NiceTwin Sun 09-May-21 08:40:35

I wouldn't have cut the grass, it'll be wet and get stuck all over the bouncy castle, carried on by the kid's feet.

That aside, 08:30am wouldn't bother me but I don't lie in.

ItsOnLikeDonkeyKong Sun 09-May-21 08:40:46

You should have done it yesterday or in the week.

shouldistop Sun 09-May-21 08:40:50

This wouldn't bother me. A barking dog at 11pm would really bother me though.

partyatthepalace Sun 09-May-21 08:41:01

You could have warned them, no? If you had (and you really couldn’t do it the day before) then fine.

Otherwise I’d say 9am for noise in the garden on Saturday, 10 on Sunday. They are entitled to a sleep in..

OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 09-May-21 08:41:27

Findahouse21

The problem is that you say it's a one off, but how does your neighbour know that? They may think you plan to mow every Sunday at 8:30. I think if it was totally necessary (and I don't think it is tbh) you should have ore-warned them. Sunday is my only chance for any kind of lay in so very precious to me

Well the neighbour will know it’s a one off if it hasn’t happened regularly before surely

tiredanddangerous Sun 09-May-21 08:42:14

It wouldn't bother me because I'm always up by that time. I know it would bother other neighbours though! I wouldn't get the lawnmower out til at least 11 on a Sunday because my one neighbour doesn't open their curtains til midday.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Sun 09-May-21 08:43:25

partyatthepalace

You could have warned them, no? If you had (and you really couldn’t do it the day before) then fine.

Otherwise I’d say 9am for noise in the garden on Saturday, 10 on Sunday. They are entitled to a sleep in..

Everyone’s lives are diff, I’m up at 6am with my eldest, if she’s at nursery I nap when my baby naps: doesn’t mean I kick off at noise at 10am because I’m napping. Equally some people work nights and wkends- 8.30am is not ridiculously early.

DeepNorthFarmGardening Sun 09-May-21 08:44:01

Given you posted on here about it at 8.31 it must have been slightly before 8.30... If a lie in was something that wasn't a distant memory to me I would probably be annoyed before 8.30, but not after.

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