Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by Tucker62 @, Vancouver, Friday, April 16, 2021, 09:02 (27 days ago)

Does anyone know the best way to lodge a complaint about the leaf blower used by the clean-up crew to sweep off the Paseo del Pescador? It's a labour-saving device that saves no labour (they have a person with a broom following behind anyway) and is a prolific generator of noise and air pollution. It takes about an hour to sweep around the bay and you hear its infernal drone every inch of the way. The bahia is a boisterous noisy joyful place but that thing is an abomination.

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Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Friday, April 16, 2021, 09:15 (27 days ago) @ Tucker62

I got a real chuckle reading this.
Can't wait for further comments! :snicker:

Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by catlover, Friday, April 16, 2021, 10:48 (27 days ago) @ Sandy feet

Between workers making noise while doing their job during the day and that darn mariachi music at night, when is a person ever expected to enjoy this place in peace.

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Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Friday, April 16, 2021, 16:10 (26 days ago) @ catlover

4/16/2021

EXCERPT from post by catlover

....."when is a person ever expected to enjoy this place in peace."....

@catlover:

As a side topic related to peace, on a local newscast I heard a lady comment the following:

"La justicia hacen la paz".

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Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, April 16, 2021, 11:04 (27 days ago) @ Tucker62

Does anyone know the best way to lodge a complaint about the leaf blower used by the clean-up crew to sweep off the Paseo del Pescador? It's a labour-saving device that saves no labour (they have a person with a broom following behind anyway) and is a prolific generator of noise and air pollution. It takes about an hour to sweep around the bay and you hear its infernal drone every inch of the way. The bahia is a boisterous noisy joyful place but that thing is an abomination.

We've made friends with them. The city apparently doesn't care what we think. We're way ahead of you in filing complaints, but when the mayor ignores his own family then forget it. Nothing will be done. Not the workers' fault. Please don't be rude to them.

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Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Friday, April 16, 2021, 11:16 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Exactly! Not the workers fault and nothing will be done about it.
Have a great day, Rob.

Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by Tucker62 @, Vancouver, Friday, April 16, 2021, 12:39 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Wouldn't dream of accosting the workers, even if they weren't such a lovely bunch of people. I still wouldn't mind registering my impotent opinion with the city if someone could tell me how - even if just for my wife's sake: my griping is worse than the leaf-blower apparently.

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Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, April 16, 2021, 12:48 (27 days ago) @ Tucker62

Wouldn't dream of accosting the workers, even if they weren't such a lovely bunch of people. I still wouldn't mind registering my impotent opinion with the city if someone could tell me how - even if just for my wife's sake: my griping is worse than the leaf-blower apparently.

Besides their website linked in my Zihuatanejo Directory, feel free to speak your piece on their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/Gob.Zihuatanejo

Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by Tucker62 @, Vancouver, Friday, April 16, 2021, 13:42 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks! Messages sent. I feel much better now :-)

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by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Friday, April 16, 2021, 14:41 (27 days ago) @ Tucker62
edited by Sandy feet, Friday, April 16, 2021, 15:49

Thanks for the giggle!

Most likely I have felt somewhat irritated since I have lived near that area for months on end for several years. I try to smile and thank my lucky stars that I'm in Zihuatanejo. Perhaps one day better equipment will be provided for the daily worker busting his hide for his family. In the meantime ... I imagine you're enjoying what thousands of us are dearly missing. Blower or not!
Salud :vivamexico:

Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by midalake @, Friday, April 16, 2021, 13:00 (27 days ago) @ Tucker62

Does anyone know the best way to lodge a complaint about the leaf blower used by the clean-up crew to sweep off the Paseo del Pescador? It's a labour-saving device that saves no labour (they have a person with a broom following behind anyway) and is a prolific generator of noise and air pollution. It takes about an hour to sweep around the bay and you hear its infernal drone every inch of the way. The bahia is a boisterous noisy joyful place but that thing is an abomination.

The thought of the fecal matter that blower is putting into the air is nauseating.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, April 16, 2021, 14:00 (27 days ago) @ midalake

That machine must be blowing hard to get turds airborne!

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Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by catlover, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 08:12 (26 days ago) @ frostbite

Dave knows his sh*t. He's talking about "turd dust".

Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by midalake @, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 09:22 (25 days ago) @ frostbite

That machine must be blowing hard to get turds airborne!

1.Leaf blowers generate large amounts of airborne dust, including mold spores, allergens, dried animal feces, pesticides and fine particles that increase the number and severity of asthma attacks, cause or aggravate bronchitis, or other lung diseases, and reduce the ability to fight infection. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board, in their brochure "Particulate Matter Air Pollution: A Threat To Our Health," advise us; "Avoid using leaf blowers."

Many articles on the subject, google is your friend! So how many months since it rained in Zih?

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/spreading-dry-animal-feces-and-other-leaf-blower-dangers-6518986

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¡Chamarrucos!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 14:19 (25 days ago) @ midalake

Da pena ajena que cualquier de ustedes creen que este asunto merece una explicación, peor aún una tan detallada. ¡Qué chamarrucos!

(chamacos rucos)

Infernal leaf blower on Paseo

by Elena S @, Tacoma WA USA, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 21:48 (25 days ago) @ Tucker62

It’s not a perfect solution; but a couple neighbors have electric leaf blowers and they are much quieter. Get them an electric and an extra battery pack.
https://smile.amazon.com/Leaf-Blower-Cordless-Electric-Lightweight/dp/B08R5PQXLF

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by Leemr @, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 23:06 (25 days ago) @ Elena S

do you really think the city managers care about your comfort or discomfort?

Could be worse...could be a snow blower.

by mindpilot, la Playa Buenavista, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 10:10 (25 days ago) @ Tucker62

I love living in a place where THIS is what we have to complain about!


Give me a leaf blower any day over choppers, sirens and gunfire.

Could be worse...could be a snow blower.

by catlover, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 10:36 (25 days ago) @ mindpilot

:megusta:

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Could be worse...could be a snow blower.

by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 13:10 (25 days ago) @ mindpilot
edited by jaui, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 16:43

I love living in a place where THIS is what we have to complain about!


Give me a leaf blower any day over choppers, sirens and gunfire.

4/18/2021

@mindpilot

My take-away on the post by Tucker62 is that la contaminación sonora es "el pan de cada día" from whatever the source of the noise may be, (leaf blowers, bars, barking dogs, gallos, boom-box cars, etc.) is impossible to get away from en ZIH area.
Apparently it's part of the "cultura " Mexicana. In over 20 years, I've yet to be free from it. Still searching for a quiet place.
IF anyone has ever lived anywhere in ZIH area that is relatively free from noise pollution, I'd like to know where it is?

Could be worse...could be a snow blower.

by Ironwood @, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 21:22 (24 days ago) @ jaui

IF anyone has ever lived anywhere in ZIH area that is relatively free from noise pollution, I'd like to know where it is?

I know, but I'm not telling anyone.

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Could be worse...could be a snow blower.

by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Monday, April 19, 2021, 00:32 (24 days ago) @ Ironwood

IF anyone has ever lived anywhere in ZIH area that is relatively free from noise pollution, I'd like to know where it is?


I know, but I'm not telling anyone.

:megusta:


4/19-2021

@Ironwood

Exactly, keep it "QUIET" B-)

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Could be worse...could be a snow blower.

by mexicoman @, Playa Del Carmen, Sunday, April 18, 2021, 13:17 (25 days ago) @ mindpilot

I love living in a place where THIS is what we have to complain about!


Give me a leaf blower any day over choppers, sirens and gunfire.

Sirens & gunfire? Maybe you lived in the wrong part of town.