It is an unfortunate fact that this summer, about the only time it’s been below 80 degrees (27°C) is around four-thirty in the morning, if then.
But I still can’t work up much sympathy for this guy:
An Oklahoma City man said he was doing a good deed when he was arrested and cited for mowing his yard and a neighbor’s yard Friday morning.
Phil Ray Gage, 40, was arrested on a complaint of disturbing the peace after a neighbor called police to report him for mowing a lawn at [address redacted, but at least out of earshot] at 4:30 a.m., Oklahoma City police said. He was released by police at the scene after he signed a citation for disturbing the peace.
But Gage said he’s been mowing in the early morning hours for 10 years, and nobody has complained before.
There’s a reference elsewhere in the article to turning off the mower, so presumably this isn’t one of those non-motorized reel-type mowers that makes next to no noise.
On my block, there seems to be an unwritten code: nothing before 8:30 or so. I don’t ever start until 9, and 9:30 is more likely.