May 26, 2008

Not In My Back Yard

Does anyone have any sympathy for someone who buys an apartment across the road from a cathedral who then complains that the cathedral rings it bells on a Sunday? We don't. And we don't have sympathy for lifestylers who move to the country, maybe just for weekends, who complain about agricultural machinery noise, frost fighting, or bird deterrent measures.

For this reason we probably wouldn't be putting a story about the cathedral bell complainants on the front page of a national daily, unless of course it was to ridicule. We are not sure that this is the point of today's Dominion Post front page.