If you are a parent, you know that one of the worst possible noises you can hear at 2:00 am is your child projectile vomiting in his bed. However, you get up, clean up the kid, clean up the bed, throw all affected clothes and bedding in the washer, and you move on. Unless...you live in an apartment with quiet hours.
We are forbidden from doing anything noisy (loud music, showering, vacuuming, running washing machine or dishwasher, etc.) between 10 pm and 8 am. This wouldn't be a problem if nothing requiring cleanup happened between those hours. However, my husband is a restaurant manager who often spends ten hours a day in a hot kitchen. He'd like to be able to shower when he gets home, especially in the summer, but it's always after quiet hours have begun. And let's not even think about not being able to bathe the kid or wash the bedding from the example above. Can you imagine the smell by the time 8 am rolled around?? Exactly.
While I am grateful that some guidelines do exist, I think there needs to be a few exceptions. After all, the management probably doesn't want this place to smell like vomit any more than I do.