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!