William and Rachel Poczatek of Long Island, NY live next door to a stuck up couple. After three years of complaining to the village association, Mark and Angie Kostakis are going the Poczateks. The reason for all hard feelings - the two little Poczatek girls have been playing too loudly in their yard.
"This is it for me,'' said Mark "I hate the sound of children laughing" Kostakis. "I don't work 12 hours a day to come home and listen to this....''
The Poczateks are now due in court next week and face a possible $250 fine, 15 days in jail, or both for each day the offense continued after the first notice.
Is this what the world has come to? Suing neighbors because you think their children are playing too loud outside in the middle of the day? If you don't want to hear kids laughing and yelling, don't buy a house in a family community. These folks claim that the noise is causing an "unreasonable nuisance," but I think the only unreasonable thing in this situation is the expectation these people have for an 11 and 5 year old little girl to play in silence outside, or remain in doors. If you're working graveyard and trying to sleep during the day, get yourself some ear plugs, take an Ambien and go to bed. Otherwise, move.