It’s only a couple of hours

My noise-sensitive readers will have heard this before, probably many times. It never fails to enrage me. As if it’s perfectly OK to render the homes or workplaces of other people unusable, and rearrange their plans around yours without their consent for any length of time! Those are MY couple of hours, and I choose what I want to do with them!

19th century line drawing of a man with a pained expression covering his earsIT IS NOT OK TO INFLICT INTRUSIVE NOISE ON OTHER PEOPLE. IT IS DISRESPECTFUL, PRESUMPTUOUS AND ABUSIVE. CUT IT OUT!!!

Noise pollution adversely affects the lives of millions of people. Studies have shown that there are direct links between noise and health. Problems related to noise include stress related illnesses, high blood pressure, speech interference, hearing loss, sleep disruption, and lost productivity.

Environmental Protection Agency

CAUTIONARY TALE

Read James Thurber’s The Whippoorwill. What goes around comes around.


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