Now this is a nuisance case that has a uniquely Japanese character. Judge Akihiro Takemura of the Osaka District Court has ordered a 63-year-old woman to pay 1 million yen in damages to a 72-year-old neighbor for years of noisy futon pounding.
The woman had agreed earlier to a settlement in April 2005 that limited her to hitting her futons no more than twice a day and not more than 10 minutes or longer at a time. She also was barred from hitting futons between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m.
She proceeded to go back to her old futon-hitting ways and was brought to court again. Takemura cited an unstated standard of reasonable futon hitting: “The futon hitting exceeded the limit that social norms dictate could reasonably be withstood, and infringed on the victim’s rights. Additionally, the defendant did not take sincere efforts to respond (to the victim’s complaints).”
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Now that sounds like a name for a band. The Beatsey Chairs….
@Metro: Like beating a throw rug–to get the dust out.
Add a little OCD.
I have no answer to your question, Metro, since I don’t have a futon and probably wouldn’t hit it if I did have one. However, I might suggest that since futons don’t hit back, they are less likely to retaliate than would be, say, a husband. Or maybe she’s just trying to fluff the mattress.
Im sorry….but what is futon hitting….? and why would you hit one if you had one…? questions, questions….. I need answers please
If the futon’s rockin,’ don’t come a knockin’?
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