Monday, July 30, 2012

Sounds That Send Me Over the Edge!

This topic is just too good to skip over today.  I was going to write some lovely, entertaining, thought-provoking blog today about my weekend but then there was Stasha with her Listicles on Monday again and I just couldn't pass up this topic.  10 Sounds That Make You Crazy--what a great topic!  So I'm all in for Listlcles today and you'll just have to wait until tomorrow for that riveting blog post...

Sounds That Make Me Crazy

1.  Kids toys that beep, whirl, talk, sing or make any noise at all.  Those were created by the devil for grandparents to give to their grandkids in order to get back at their own kids.  That is really the only explanation I can come up with for why those toys are available.  The noise setting is on 'make you deaf' level and there is no way a kid can learn anything valuable from Elmo laughing from being tickled or Buzz Light Year repeating "To Infinity and Beyond!".  They are just sheer hell. 

Any toy like that that happens to enter my house has a one way ticket to Goodwill.

2.  The beeping noise my car makes when the automatic doors are not shut properly.  I was close to tears one drive home when I couldn't make the stupid thing stop. 

3.  Multiple noises at once.  TV on, kids talking yelling (because no one just talks in my house), phone ringing, and dog barking all at once is my private torture chamber.

4.  The waffling sound any SUV or minivan makes when the back windows are down and the front windows are up.  I could commit murder-murder-suicide under those circumstances.  It physically hurts my ears--the noise combined with the pressure of the air making the sound.  Ai yi yi.

It. Physically.  Hurts.  Me.

Can you tell I have sensitive ears?

5.  A radio commercial that is played locally where the guy is brushing his teeth while talking.  Oh my.  That brush brush sound is unbearable.  Who the hell thought that was a good idea for a commercial??  I hope he's fired.

6.  Repetitive noises of any kind.  Foot tapping, lip smacking, clicking of the tongue, dog panting, balls bouncing off the wall, kids chanting.  Whatever.  It doesn't matter.  I can tolerate a noise one or two times, but over and over?  No way. 

7.  The window air conditioner that runs constantly in my bedroom.  All. Summer. Long.  Arrrrrghhh!  So freakin' loud.

8.  The nasally voice of any female from the New Jersey area.  Gah.  Awful.  Just awful.

9.  Cell phones ringing.  There isn't a ringtone in this world that I can stand to hear.  Mine is on vibrate.  Always.

10.  My kids talking back to me when they are in trouble.  Seriously.  It is clear that I am mad, why, why, why do they insist on pleading their case and telling me their side of the story when I saw the whole freakin' thing??   Just be quiet.  Quiet is what I want. 

Isn't that what we are all looking for?  Just some quiet.


Robbie K said...

Just the description of the talking toothbrusher commercial is annoying me.

Kimberly said...

Multiple noises all at once bother me.

great list!

Running Librarian said...

I was staying over at a friend's house and her kids had a talking grill from Fisher Price. In the middle of the night that freakin thing started talking, scared me to death. I got up and put it outside (where all grills belong) :)

Terzah said...

Somebody actually gave my son a recorder. That went bye-bye last week when the kids were at my mom's.

The sound I hate silence when I'm trying to sleep. Because you hear every creak in the house, every car going by, every cough from the other rooms. I have to have white noise. High maintenance, but true.

@dkotucker said...

The whomp whomp sound in the car drives me nuts and it hurts A LOT!!!

Yes...quiet is good and what we need. :)

Louise Cunningham said...

Hahahah! Another Mainuh who has "sound issues"! Now I don't feel so alone! I live with a family of hearing impaired, and they have NO IDEA how loud they are.. drives me nuts! Great post! :)

Stasha said...

I hate it when I cannot hear my self think. Specially when both husband and kid are talking to me while TV is on. People shoud come with mute buttons!! Here is to peace and quiet for us.have you decided on a skort yet?