Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Yes, Richard, it must be cultural. Either that or senility. Church bells are an absolute invasion of people’s right to reasonable peace and quiet. I make an effort not to be bothered by them – and one can get used to them, but there is no doubt they’re an abuse.
At 10am the bells on the church on our street ring 10 times, at 10:02 they ring another ten times. At 10:30 they ring once, at 10:32 they ring once yet again. This goes on every hour, and half hour of the day, morning to night.