ARE you a noisy person? I reckon I’m relatively quiet but I do have low tolerance for loud noise and today’s society seems a very noisy place.
Just walk down the street and you can hear people talking very loudly on their phones, often having very private conversations at a level where everyone unconnected to them can hear their news.
It doesn’t seem very long ago that people who walked down the street talking what often seems like into thin air (when they’ve got earphones in) used to be carted off for further treatment. Now, we expect to hear it and are often guilty of it ourselves.
Drivers think nothing of winding down their windows to play their in-car music at top whack. Kind of them to share this with the rest of the population.
Strange how this music is usually rap or something with the sort of back beat that makes your teeth vibrate. You don’t hear much Enya played that way, do you?
Loud conversations on public transport can be unnerving, too, especially if you don’t want a report of “what I did after the club closed on Saturday night.” Even the quiet carriages on trains still attract people who insist on having their mobiles on and then have the usual shouty conversation.
I really hate people swearing loudly, especially at children. Then who can blame them for copying their parents?
Obviously some people are just born with louder voices than others but it seems odd they don’t know they’re shouting. Perhaps Nature was kind enough to give them defective hearing, too.
Offices are not normally places where individuals shout a lot, unless it’s the kind of calls’ centre where people are encouraged to celebrate sales by standing up and whooping their news to motivate the others. Yipee!