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and speaking about loud unwanted interruptions...

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Originally posted by llizard on Aug 3, 04 - 10:51 AM

Okay. What is it about loud? Is it really that much better if the music is so loud that everyone's heart beat is being forced to readjust to the incessant drumming? I find myself growing less and less tolerant of the noise around.

We just went camping in a provincial park - beautiful treed area on Lake Erie. There were lots of birds singing and the sound of the waves from the lake was lovely when we could hear it over the RADIO MUSIC FROM THE PEOPLE IN A NEARBY SITE. Who listens to the radio when they're camping?? What's wrong with listening to the sounds of children playing or bees buzzing or leaves rustling or birds singing or frogs croaking or wood cracking as it burns in the firepit? Or how about just having a conversation??? I wouldn't object at all if they had pulled out some acoustic instruments and played themselves. That I can handle (as long as they stopped by 10pm...)

The really amazing thing was that these idiots started out listening to something that I would normally listen to myself at home. I kept trying to remind myself that it wasn't THAT loud and we couldn't really ask them to turn it off and that because it was a provincial park they would have to turn it off by 10pm etc. etc. Then they changed the channel to some ugly thump thump music. It didn't help at all that we were having trouble with our fire and still hadn't been able to start cooking dinner. Then mercifully for all concerned, they turned their music off just before we really lost our cool. They went for a walk and we ended up dining with the music of the spheres to serenade us.

When we got home, we discovered that there are three or four provincial campgrounds not terribly far away from us that do not allow radio playing. Yes!! This is happy news! Next time that's where we will go.

Now if I could just figure out how to get our neighbours and the car drivers to turn their music down in the city....
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Re: and speaking about loud unwanted interruptions...

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originally posted by MrsBrown on Aug 3, 04 - 12:33 PM

llizard wrote:
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Now if I could just figure out how to get our neighbours and the car drivers to turn their music down in the city....
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I once asked a loud music player if he could hear my radio. He looked at me like I was from Mars and said with a sneer, "NO" with that sneerish lilt on the O. I said, "neither can I but I can hear yours." Surprisingly, he turned his radio down.
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originally posted by cam on Aug 3, 04 - 2:36 PM

Brilliant!

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I once asked a loud music player if he could hear my radio. He looked at me like I was from Mars and said with a sneer, "NO" with that sneerish lilt on the O. I said, "neither can I but I can hear yours." Surprisingly, he turned his radio down.
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originally posted by msh210 on Aug 3, 04 - 3:30 PM

Related Website: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/02/nyregion/02diary.html
I once asked a loud music player if he could hear my radio. He looked at me like I was from Mars and said with a sneer, "NO" with that sneerish lilt on the O. I said, "neither can I but I can hear yours." Surprisingly, he turned his radio down.
Reminds me of a Metropolitan Diary story about a lady who got on a subway seeking a seat, and found someone sitting with his legs spread wide, preventing her from sitting. She asked "Are you giving birth?" and got her seat.
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