5.29.2008

white noise

Liz and Jamey had a great guestroom set up at their house. They really went out of their way to make sure the friends and family that were coming to help would have a nice place to stay. Part of the deal was that they provided a white noise machine. It was so we (the helper guests) could sleep through the night and be fresh in the morning. That way we could be the relief for the parents who were up all night.

So I checked it out. It was this little round box with about 6 -8 choices of 'noise'. It looked harmless enough. There was ocean, rain, heartbeat, white noise, birds and woods.

I tried all of them. Flipping through the sounds like they were radio stations. They were all good and very clear and realistic.

Then it happened.... I flipped to the last noise.... Woods.... seemed innocent enough ...... but as my ears adjusted my greatest fear was realized..... the primary sound effect of the woods setting was CRICKETS! I quickly change the box back to the rain selection before I break out in a cold sweat.

Why would anyone invent such a device of torture I thought to myself. And then I realized that the woods selection exists because there is a market for it. That scared me even more!

3 comments:

Aaron's Mom said...

Growing up in Missouri, I would fall asleep to whippoorwills and tree frogs. If that was part of the Woods setting, I'd pay big money for it. But crickets? That just seems annoying! (And traumatic!)

nora said...

ROFL! I KNEW what was coming before I even finished reading the entry.

You know, if you were ever subjected to torture, all they'd have to do is play that soundtrack. You'd crack like an egg. :)

I'd have gone for ocean mode myself- unless it had seagulls...

Jen said...

Sometimes at night, depending where you are, the noise of frogs here is very similar to crickets. Yet frogs don't jump across your living room floor. Have you ever thought that maybe some of the ten plagues still are in existence? Some just don't realize you're not suppose to have crickets all over the house...