Quiet! Heroes are sleeping.

The law says you need to turn the music down after 10:00 pm, but what time can we turn it up again?
People can tell you to shut it down at night, but then they get up in the morning and mow their lawns, run their snowblowers and leaf blowers, or, in my case, let their kids have percussion-instrument hoedown in the backyard while other people are sleeping.

These people sleep until noon

It seems to me the rule should apply to any loud noises at any time of day. Think about it. Does everybody get up at 6 or 7? I think not! Radio and television station staff are up all night to provide you with your entertainment. What about the police officers that take the drunks off the roads at night, so you don’t get killed running out for more cigarettes or diapers? Then there is the cashier where you get your cigarettes or diapers. How about the firefighters that put out the burning houses and save all the little children from smoke inhalation. Don’t forget the surgeons at the hospital that pull the bullets out of the drive-by shooting victims. Then there is the food delivery guy that brings you the late-night pizza you need to satisfy your drunken cravings. They don’t get up at 6 or 7, do they? If they did, they’d be pretty tired by the time they got to work. Many of these people sleep until noon!

Here’s a partial list of people who might sleep until noon:

  • Law enforcement officers
  • Firefighters
  • Military Personnel
  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Nurses
  • Bartenders
  • Waitresses and Waiters
  • Convenience Store Cashiers
  • Bouncers
  • Security Officers
  • Radio Station Staff
  • Television Staff
  • Musicians and Night Club Performers
  • Commercial Truck Drivers
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Bus Drivers
  • Ambulance Drivers
  • Airline Pilots
  • Train Engineers
  • Gun-Toting Drug Dealers

The greatest heroes on the planet don’t get up early

It seems that some of the greatest heroes on the planet (and some drug dealers) don’t get up early in the morning. So why is it that people seem to think that it’s okay to make noise in the morning? Perhaps they think, “Well, I’m up, so everybody else must be up too.” Or maybe they think, “I’ve got to get up with these kids, so nobody else gets to sleep.” Perhaps, they don’t realize that the person they are stealing sleep from might be doing surgery on them or their kids later that night after the neighbor (or a gun-toting drug dealer) goes postal on them. I wouldn’t want my surgeon half asleep while he’s got a scalpel in his hand, would you?

If I’ve got to be quiet when they’re sleeping, then they should do the same for me. As for the little rug rat pounding on the drum with no sense of rhythm this morning, that inconsiderate brat should find a quieter hobby like knitting. The worst he could do then is put an eye out.

Or, as my mother would say:

You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Their parents should be too!

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