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Car horns. You made mention but didn't list it. Definitely a biggie. The Jingle Bells on the rubbish truck. Every day. Same tune. Maddening. The 5 foot speakers outside barber shops. Fireworks almost everyday for some reason. The daily morning pep talk and dance show for some small businesses. I get that every morning. Portable player turned up full blast in the courtyard as the employees all do 2 dances then the speech of how good they are, going to be and were. On the reverse side a noise that is missing but prevalent back home - dogs barking at night and cats screaming their hate for each other prior to attack.

Sep 30, 2013 07:52 Report Abuse


You're right, car horns should be the number one. The 'Happy Birthday' on the water truck. The same size speakers outside pharmacies as well (why? Is that a commercial business nowadays?) The soulless music that the elderly dance to on town squares in the evening. The speeches and performances when a new restaurant opens. And I love your remark about the reverse side. The birds in the morning. Heard a Chinese guy complaining about the crickets. Keep him from falling asleep, he said...

Sep 30, 2013 10:04 Report Abuse


Oh yeah that music in the town square. I forgot about that. And how could I! And yes, the ghettoblasters on evening walkers. Weren't Walkmans and earphones a Chinese invention?

Sep 30, 2013 12:23 Report Abuse


yes exactly! And who wakes up at 7 am to get their knives shapened anyway!! Please stop!

Sep 30, 2013 20:11 Report Abuse


I want my knifes sharp at 6:30, the latest!

Oct 01, 2013 11:20 Report Abuse