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I´m sure it is bad everywhere, but I heard somewhere that Spain is one of the noisiest countries and it drives me ballistic.  Practically nobody knows what is to speak one at a time, the masses talk as if they were still living on 40 acres and the norm in public places is to have a loud tv AND loud music playing at once.

Sometimes I just lose it and shock everyone yelling "enough!" or start reading my book as if I were practicing in an amphitheater.

Add traffic, and all the village idiots´ kids necessity to get a motorcycle at 16, etc., etc. and I can understand why my patience doesn´t improve with age.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Fri Aug 24th, 2007 at 06:58:39 PM EST
I've got some neighbors who are constantly talking, to the point where I've wondered if they have some psychological problem with silence.

Last year, before they moved in, I had to resort to industrial hearing protectors, the big over-the-ear things that clamp to your head. Everything echoes in this neighborhood, so I needed something to block out the noise from two blocks away.

by lychee on Fri Aug 24th, 2007 at 07:20:31 PM EST
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