It wasn’t loud parties or leaf blowers that got them angry.
Not neighbours parking in their spot, nor smoke blowing in the windows from a resident having a sneaky cigarette on the balcony.
It wasn’t the sounds of a loud TV or the smells of a burnt spag bol.
No it was the sounds of screaming and shouting early in the morning and late at night – the screaming and shouting of an errant toddler.
Did he not want to go to bed? Was he crying out for his dummy? Did he want to know why Thomas The Tank Engine had been moved from the ABC Kids schedule?
Whatever the reason the “excessive noise” from a 19-month-old has been the subject of a sternly worded letter from a strata company threatening a family with legal action unless they can stop the toddler from his childlike behaviour.