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They did this last year too---

The shops across the street have got the Christmas spirit-- or something.

They have picked a Christmas song to play at heroic volume 24/7. I can hear it through my closed windows, I can hear it in the shower. I can hear it in my sleep. One song. This year they picked 'Feed the World.'

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ba1126
Nov. 27th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Good grief!! The same song all day??I'd go bonkers! Have you spoken to them?
eglantine_br
Nov. 27th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
They are just being festive in a slightly strange way.

Most of the people on my street are newly come from somewhere else in the world. ( Mainly Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, and China and Yemen.) They all seem to have more tolerance for noise and bustle than I do. They are more touchy-feely-noisy-stand-right-next-to--you than I am.

They are doing the holiday, and trying to attract custom to their stores. I am not going to Scrooge on them. I just with they would play more than one song!

They sometimes get it a little bit wrong. One Sunday last spring I passed a store with a small handwritten which said: "We are closed today have a happy Eastern"


Edited at 2012-11-27 08:04 pm (UTC)
bauhiniakapok
Sep. 28th, 2016 09:51 am (UTC)
That sounds very familiar! Where I live there is a very high tolerance of noise and bustle. It can be good in some ways. I never had any hesitation taking my very small babies to crowded, upscale dim sum restaurants, because even if they had cried, no-one would have heard them over the general chatter and clatter. All that soothing babble put my babies right to sleep. I would have felt much more anxious trying to keep them unheard in a quiet, polite, American restaurant.
provencepuss
Nov. 27th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
it could be worse....it could be gangsta rap! Poor you - my tolerance level is zero for Muzak in supermarkets so i hate to think what you are living with
eglantine_br
Nov. 27th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
I should not complain. I think other people tune things out better than I do.
wellinghall
Nov. 27th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh dear ...
kittycallum
Nov. 27th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
That is exceptionally cruel, though I'm sure they mean well. Not to mention, that song gets played over and over everywhere anyway ... Well, it's only just under a month till Christmas, surely they'll get tired of it too?
eglantine_br
Nov. 27th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
It is that 'bing,bing, bing, bing, bong, bong, bong, bong... You know?
kittycallum
Nov. 28th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
All too well!
anteros_lmc
Nov. 27th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
Joyful! Suggest you ask Santa for noise cancelling headphones and wear them 24/7. I think you are being very tolerant. I suspect I would resort to sabotage, or something less pleasant, within the course of a day!

Edited at 2012-11-27 09:01 pm (UTC)
eglantine_br
Nov. 27th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
Archie is making his scrunchy-mouth face...
esmerelda_t
Nov. 27th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
You should be Bono and periodically jump through the door singing 'well thank God tonight it's then instead of you'
eglantine_br
Nov. 27th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hee. The thing about that song is that you cannot think too much about the words-- you just have to be content to go 'bing bing bong...'
provencepuss
Nov. 28th, 2012 08:32 am (UTC)
It reminds me a bit of the annual party someone has in the village here in the summer. the local law says 'no noise after midnight' in some towns it's 11pm) and these people START at 11.30. They live somewhere in below me and the hillside is lots of mini-valleys (enough for one house sometimes) maybe they don't realize that the sound carries (even with my shutter closed it sounds like it's in my garden)making it very hard to know where it is coming from but I can't believe no-one who knows which house it is has never said anything. On the other hand - they probably do know and like the average selfish village peasant they just don't give a flying fuck about keeping people awake until 4 am with their excruciatingly bad taste in music...if you haven't heard Johnny Hallyday you can't begin to understand!
katriona_s
Nov. 28th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
Oh... you are SO tolerant!!! I would never be able to stand such noise X(
But I know you live in the middle of the biggest city so... those music could be the charm of the urban life???
eglantine_br
Nov. 28th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
I try to think of it as urban charm. really, the noise of the street does not bother me much. But the same song over and over, that is just evil.
provencepuss
Nov. 28th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
I don't mind it in a city - it's honest noise! and I miss city bustle! I'm not tolerant of these people - if I knew where the row was coming from I'd call the police.

give me the big city noise and not the 'quiet' village any day
eglantine_br
Nov. 28th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Brooklyn is a city. We have bustle. I grew up in the country though-- so I know both sides. I am not going to call police on anyone who means no harm.
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