The other day something started beeping at me. It took forever for me to figure out what it was – it turned out to be a pedometer I’d found in my nightstand drawer. I’d activated it and it was beeping.
I hate beeping noises.
I have alarms on my phone to make sure I do things: exercise, take a certain pill, that sort of thing. I know those beeps are coming. The microwave doesn’t bother me, either. However, unexpected beeps drive me nuts. When I still had manual smoke detectors you should have seen me go crazy when the battery needed changing on those suckers. I knocked two of them off the ceiling just to shut them up. (Now I have a different system that isn’t mounted to the ceiling.)
Beeping isn’t the only sound that I dislike. Stanley, cleaning certain portions of his anatomy, will make me get up and walk away. The slurping is absolutely gross. Or mayonnaise being spooned out of a jar. The crunch of an old fashioned metal ice cube tray was nails on a chalkboard to me. Strangely enough, nails on a chalkboard never made me wince.
How about you? Are there certain sounds that drive you bonkers?