There is truly a venue for rules in structure within our civilization and our communities.
I’m all for that.
I know having a sense of structure and parameters for behavior is wise and pressing. But, when you go after someone for the shade of their HVAC cabinet, that might be an example of going too far. This is what I am currently dealing with. The HOA in our planned community is threatening me with all sorts of penalties as well as litigation. What did I do? Did I paint my home yellow or put in live chickens in the backyard? No, I simply had a daylight faded HVAC outside cabinet. That was my deep transgression. When we bought our home, it had a honestly nice as well as new HVAC unit. But over the years, the paint has faded out on the cabinet holding the compressor and condenser. Honestly, I never even observed it was happening. It’s in an area of the home that I rarely go by. And anything having to do with the HVAC is left to the professionals. However, the HOA observed. I had to have it painted to bring back the color however this wasn’t a nice enough solution. They wanted me to upgrade the cabinet with a new one or get a new HVAC unit. That is, of course, beyond ridiculous. So, I told them they were in for a fight. Well actually, my lawyer told them that. I was dealing with the HOA’s hostility, once they threatened legal action, I simply turned it over to my lawyer. We’ll see what happens. In the meantime, I had the HVAC cabinet repainted.