The other day, Jim & I were hanging out at our friends’ house, just chatting for hours. I enjoy that. It’s so much better than going to a bar to hang out. I’d rather be at someone’s house, where the environment is controlled and comfortable.
However, they had music playing in the background, so I had to put extra effort into hearing what anyone said. The music was the same volume level as our voices.
I ignored it at first, but like so many things that annoy me, it grew larger and larger in my brain until I couldn’t ignore it. Since we’ve known these friends for years, I didn’t feel that weird about asking them to turn it down. Actually, I got up and found the remote and did it myself. No big deal.
A similar situation that irks me: In the car, when the driver has the music turned up loud then proceeds to try to have a conversation! It drives me nuts. (Punny!)
What is the point of turning music up so loud that I have to raise my voice to be heard, then struggle to hear other people talking? Why not just turn the music down? Isn’t it more important to hear our conversation than have background music?
This is a pet peeve of mine, and when it crossed my mind today, I felt quite confident that some of you reading this may share it! Well? Anyone??