Koffee Klatch anyone? It's Tuesday, I think...lol

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   Posted 5/31/2010 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
How are you with nails dragging across a chalk board? Or maybe water dripping from a faucet? The alarm clock going off? What noise drives you absolutely crazy? Is it your aunt’s cackling voice? Or the sound of tires screeching. Maybe your kids cracking their knuckles. Do you have chills going up your spine yet?...lol We all have certain noises that drive us crazy! What's yours’??

I’m having a hard time deciding on one because I have several. I’m waffling between the buzz of fluorescent lights and the phone….OK, I think I’m going with the phone ringing. I jump out of my skin when that thing goes off and often, if I’m home alone, I will yell at the darn thing. So far no one’s heard me yelling…lol but it’s the startle effect that bothers me the most.

What’s your least favorite noise?
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   Posted 6/1/2010 2:32 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband has had to get up earlier than me lately and he uses his cellphone alarm to wake up so I don't have to reset the alarm clock.  The sound of it drives me nuts.  There is also a particular woman I know whom does a wierd kind of snort when she gets to laughing and then there is a man where I work who just has the most annoying voice and I feel bad for feeling this way toward him because he's very nice. 

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   Posted 6/1/2010 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Metal nail files. *shivers* I just want to crawl out of my skin when someone uses one near me. My daughter is the same way with emery boards, so we have to do our nails in separate rooms, she with a metal one and me with an emery board. rolleyes turn
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   Posted 6/1/2010 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I  gotta say that any repetitive noise  drives me crazy and the TV being turned up even a notch too loud.
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   Posted 6/1/2010 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have so many due to always having a headache, but Chutz hit the nail on the head with my son popping or cracking his knuckles. It drives me CRAZY! lol
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   Posted 6/1/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I love my husband to death, but he is constantly tapping his fingers or moving his leg or other things like that. DRIVES ME INSANE!!! his father is the same way and when they are both together, you may as well kill me!! LOL!! Anything repetative is what really bothers me. And when my kids run wild and scream makes me crazy too. They are 5, 3 and 2, so it happens daily.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   

One of the worst for me is when we are driving in the car with the radio on and pass through those 'dead zones', or whatever they're called.  All you can hear is mind blowing static and hissing.  The hubby will turn up the volume so he can hear the music around, through, or over the awful noise.  Screaming mattress salesmen in television commercials drive me nuts also.  They yell so loud they look like they are going to pop and artery. Oh...and flies banging against a window to get out.  I'm very deaf, can't hear the phone ring, yet these things I can hear...LOL!



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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I startle easily, so any sudden unexpected sound sends me jumping. nono

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   Posted 6/1/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend, an elderly man, whose voice drives me nuts. I believe that it's called adenoidal, like his adenoids are a problem. It kind of sounds like a whine. I feel bad, because this is a nice man. Diane
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   Posted 6/1/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Our landlord lives below us and he has been working on his apartment. Every time he uses a drill, or a saw, or a hammer, etc., it just makes me want to climb the walls.
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   Posted 6/1/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
My brother in law's laugh. He tells dumb jokes or teases all the time and then laughs at the top of his lungs about it. Ugh!
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   Posted 6/1/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband's snoring, which happens each time that I have just dozed off...  Any electronic buzzing or fans, my neighbor's dog barking (a high pitched bark, goes right through me). smhair

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   Posted 6/1/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
The teeny boppers that I work with talking at the top of their voices about how drunk they got last night, how drunk they're going
to get tonight or do you want to get drunk this weekend? It's payday!!! It's bad enough listening to it for a couple of minutes....
but try a couple of hours!!! Bragging about they couldn't remember how they got home shakehead

I will agree with Vesta, the mattress salesman is bad, rates up there with our HUGE car salesman. At first I thought they were
the same guy.

My all time favorite is Christmas time when EVERYONE thinks they can sing. I have heard so many butchered Christmas carols.
How about a rap version of "All Come All Ye Faithful" shocked

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   Posted 6/1/2010 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
There are so many for me anymore, but I think that a telephone is tops with me. The suddenness of it always startles me, along with the shrillness of the ring. I hate being on the phone, and it seems as if I have trouble understanding what the other person is saying. This is strange, since I am not hard of hearing otherwise. I often just let the answering machine pick up, and call them back at my convenience. There is also a 6 year old girl who I have for day care of evenings who grinds her teeth in her sleep very loud. Talk about Unnerving! It almost makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Another biggie for me is children screaming. I have several little ones in daycare who do not cry, they SCREAM when they want something. This is a loud, ear piercing scream that is about the glass piercing quality that opera singers strive for. A pain shoots through my ears each time this happens, and they ring for a bit afterward. It always takes me a minute or two to collect my wits in order to be able to get them what they are wanting.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I would have to say my pugs snoring all the time and breathing in the heat is the worst for me. Don't get me wrong I love my dogs but sometimes I just wish that they would shut up!

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   Posted 6/1/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
There are so many! I'm pretty hard of hearing, too, and yet I'm the one who's so sensitive to loud sounds. It's crazy. It started when I was pregnant with my first child, we were at a New Year's Eve party and I had to go into a bedroom and put a coat over my head because the music actually hurt my ears. Little did I know it was the beginning of things to come! I have to have the remote during a movie because I have to turn it up - and down - while everyone else is fine with the fluctuations. Dogs howling, too, makes me cover my ears or leave the room...and I used to like it!
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