Ontario case causes for head shake

  • Nov. 14, 2012 4:07 p.m.

A story out of Ontario had me shaking my head in disbelief right from the outset. It was compared to breaking an egg with a hammer.

It seems a woman renting a home in a family-friendly neighbourhood has a problem with the young delinquent living next door.

Shockingly this hoodlum has the nerve to go out and practice basketball between 20 to 40 minutes at a time and get this, he has the brashness to do all this during the daytime and in his own driveway.

Talk about someone having to discipline their child and showing some respect!

The neighbour, a writer who works from the home, claims the noise of the ball is akin to the racket made in an echo chamber and so she can’t get any rest.

Her complaints fell on deaf ears and so she has produced an ace from her sleeve in order to stop this basketball brat from getting some exercise and fresh air.

She has decided to invoke the Environmental Bill of Rights related to unreasonable and excessive noise and wants taxpayer dollars spent in order to investigate, then rule on how this young man is ruining her world by selfishly playing a sport on his own property.

What will this kid do next? Loudly clean the driveway in the winter? Allow shouts of “He shoots, he scores” escape into the still air while playing road hockey some day? Maybe this kid might push the envelope and let out a laugh after a friend tells a joke.

The inconsiderate parents of this kid then built a moveable wooden panel to roll in front of the neighbours window in order to block the sound but this instead blocked her view from the window and have just made her more angry. (I’m not sure how she is complaining about the view when she is supposedly sleeping but that’s not for me to decide).

The parents claim the timeframe of practice is not fact as their son is off playing competitive basketball and coaching younger kids so he really isn’t around much.

He probably rounds up these kids and instructs them in ways of burning calories and neighbours at the same time.

I’m sure this woman would be much happier having this arrogant teen breaking into her home late at night and stealing money from her purse.

At least he would be quiet.


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