This comment was just too good to leave as a comment. Here is the dilemma surrounding the peril of wind chimes.
You’ve got the floor, The Voter:
How many chimes does it take to have chimed for too many wind chimes to chime?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind; the answer is blowing in the wind.
I am dying to know how many wind-chime complaints the city gets each year. How many granola-munching, Birkenstock-wearing Ottawa residents are so inconsiderate of the sensibilities of their neighbours that they would allow their wind chimes to chime so loudly and persistently that the poor victims had no other recourse than to call in bylaw to control this scourge?
Video above: Maverick wind chimes.
Does the bylaw officer have to hear a sustained cacophony of chiming at an elevated noise level or is one raucous burst of chiming enough? Can the chime owner present as a defence the fact that the actual generator of the chiming is not them but the wind? Does climate change bear any responsibility for these offences? What about El Nino?
Does the bylaw officer ever think that he or she may as well try and catch the wind?
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