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Sound that drive you crazy
miles




msg:301851
 5:24 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

I was just thinking and all of the sudden the most annoying sound starts. I loose my train of thought and turn up my head phones. It was the click clack clickity stinking clack of the keyboard. I mean really cant the people who make these danged keyboards make them quite. Its all I can do to not scream and break every keyboard I see. Self restraint is kicking in. Ok I am good.

Well thats the sound that would drive me to near insanity as the blood pressure rises. Whats yours?

 

bonzibudy




msg:301852
 5:25 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

the sound windoze makes when an error comes up and the default 'nokia tune' on nokia mobile phones!

digitalghost




msg:301853
 5:25 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Vacuum cleaners, white noise. I have to leave the room. ;)

bonzibudy




msg:301854
 5:27 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

oh, oh and when people in the office play 2 different songs at once!

Birdman




msg:301855
 5:29 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Alarm clocks;)

Nick_W




msg:301856
 5:32 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

My dog chewing her rubber bone. Goes right through mine!

Nick

miles




msg:301857
 5:35 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Try this one. Pulling the silver ware out of the dish washer and the danged ole forks are stuck together. Just the thought of that sound is like chewing on tin foil. aaahhhhhhh....

Sinner_G




msg:301858
 5:36 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Snoring.

mivox




msg:301859
 5:56 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

People chewing their food... especially people who chew with their mouths open, or chew really loudly. I'm all for background music and conversation during a meal... anything so I don't have to listen to people chewing!

transistor




msg:301860
 6:38 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Dogs barking histerically at 3:00 am (or any other time of the day for that matter).

I agree with Miles, I don't understand why people have to hit the keys, as if they were a mechanical typewriter...

Hawkgirl




msg:301861
 6:47 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Dogs barking histerically at 3:00 am (or any other time of the day for that matter).

Especially small, yappy-type dogs.

Another one that kills me: Jimmy Buffet music. Man, the guy just GRATES on my nerves.

WebRookie




msg:301862
 6:55 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

You know the type...the person who loves to listen to themselves talk during a meeting, making it twice as long.

Makes you want to slide under the conference table and crawl out the door, or hold up a sign saying "get to the point!". ;)

I don't miss those type of meetings.

Liane




msg:301863
 7:00 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Children learning to play musical instruments. God help me ... I become positively homicidal. By the time I hear the third note from my upstairs neighbours apartment (their daughter is learning violin), I want to grab that little girl by the throat and snap it like a twig!

"Niagara Falls" - Slowly I turn, step by step, inch by inch ... ARRRRGGGGHHHH!

mivox




msg:301864
 7:09 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Children learning to play musical instruments.

LOL... My boyfriend's 8 year old daughter likes to sing.

I don't know which is worse: when she starts trying to sing some crappy pop song, over-emoting everything, and trying to warble her voice as though she knew what "vibrato" meant, or when she tries to make up her own song... which always has an awful, meandering non-melody, words that make very little sense, and it just keeps going, and going, and going, and...

It's really hard to find a polite way to ask her to stop. ;) Somehow, "please go sing in your room, quietly, with the door closed" just doesn't seem like something you ought to say when you want to encourage a child's self-esteem and creativity.

lawman




msg:301865
 7:13 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

The sound of my wife tersely saying my name.

lawman

pageoneresults




msg:301866
 7:16 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

The rice burners driving through our parking structure. Rice burners meaning import automobiles. We have a couple neighbors in a community of 400 corporate apartments where they've tuned their exhaust. Sounds like a chainsaw! We have a five level structure so by the time they make it to the top, all the sensitive car alarms along the way are now singing in unison!

I think I'll go and stuff some hardening clay in those exhaust pipes, that will fix em!

P.S. Harley's at 0500 in the morning. I have nothing against Harley's, but those startups at early morning hours are annoying! ;)

deejay




msg:301867
 7:17 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

I work with two guys who are loud breathers. One has sinus problems... the other just breathes loud. It grates, but I can cope with it, except when I've got a migraine coming on... and unfortunately I get them pretty regularly.

It's bad enough that my cue to realise I have a migraine on the way is no longer that perfectly fresh milk smells terrible to me, or dots of light flashing before my eyes.... but that I have an overwhelming desire to smack Brendan upside his loud-breathing head.

Liane




msg:301868
 7:17 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes, I have a niece who never stopped singing. She thought she was going to be the next Faith Hill. Problem is she has no talent and can't carry a tune in a bucket.

I just stopped being polite with her (after putting up with it for a couple of years) and told her that she had a perfectly good (and well insulated) bedroom which was going to waste. :)

JonB




msg:301869
 7:20 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

i hate it when people use cell phones with sound on so every time they press the button you hear beep. are they so stupid they have to have confirmation for every button they press? or is it "look at me, i want to be center of attraction" thing?(especially teenagers) anyway it is annoying.

yes, small dogs barking are really annyoing too..

not to mention when windows freezes and you move your mouse and you hear this fast beep from pc speaker..

mahlon




msg:301870
 7:21 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

When someone tries to make a 3-pointer in a quiet room after picking there nose!

also phone ringing!

Macguru




msg:301871
 7:30 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

The sound of ear plugs. ;)

pageoneresults




msg:301872
 7:32 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Macguru, you made me start to think. Actually no sound at all really disturbs me. I keep a fan running 24 hours a day in my office, I like the humming sound. I keep my ceiling fans on high at all times, I like the humming sound, I also like the breeze bellowing...

Macguru




msg:301873
 7:35 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Macguru, you made me start to think.

Heard that, pmac? :)

mahlon




msg:301874
 7:42 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

The sound of a MAC booting up also bugs me! :)

toadhall




msg:301875
 7:44 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Celine Dion.

shelleycat




msg:301876
 11:39 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

When my boyfriend washes the plates using the pot scrubbing thing. Arg! We have a brush for the plates, leave the scratchy thing for dirty pots. I have to leave the room and play loud music and grit my teeth. I know I should be happy he does the dishes every night, but I'm seriously considering stealing all the pot scrubbers and just letting the pots be dirty.

I also hate the sound of electrical equipment at night, particulary speakers which haven't been turned off and those transformers attached to the power cord of so many things. I turn my computer stuff off at the wall every night because I can hear it from the next room otherwise. One of my neighbours has air conditioning or a pool filter or something that turns on for an hour at 12 am to 1 am in the summer. It not only keeps me awake but wakes me up, even though my boyfriend can't even hear it. But then I also sleep with ear plugs most nights (he snores).

However I do have a clicky keyboard. Having stiffish keys which you need to push down is good for your hands and actually prevents OOS (Occupational Overuse Syndrome). It's no coincidence that OOS became a problem when we stopped using manual typewriters. Those quiet keyboards are badly designed from a physiological point of view because they offer no resistance and give no cushioning of the impact of your fingers. If I swap back to the quiet keyboard which came with my computer, after a day my fingertips are numb from the impact and my arms and shoulders totally on fire. Keyboards should be a little clicky.

Vampyre




msg:301877
 12:13 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Children screaming just to scream.

When I was working in a fast food restaurant, a customer came in with two young boys, about 4 years old. While he came up to the counter to order, the two boys sat down at one of the tables and just started screaming as loud as they possibly could. Needless to say, other customers that were walking in the door at that time turned right around and left. At least they had that option.

mivox




msg:301878
 12:21 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

In certain situations, it should be totally acceptable to tell other people's children to shut up. ;)

WebRookie




msg:301879
 12:24 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

ROFL...this is just too funny reading these posts, its great.

Actually, I can shut out most sounds pretty well, but styrofoam squeeking is the one that sends me over the edge, almost as good as squeeking balloons.

pageoneresults




msg:301880
 4:25 am on Nov 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

> styrofoam squeeking

Popping bubblewrap!

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