The sounds I despise are the hundreds of air conditioners going around the clock in the August heat on a Southern island. I also hate the cars going by on the main highway a few streets over.
With all the noises outside, you would think people would turn off all unnecessary electric and electronic disturbances. But no, on my beach walk this morning I estimate that around ninety percent of people I passed walking or jogging were talking on their cell phones or listening to their I-pods. You'd think people would get tired of so much noise and want to listen to nature's songs instead, but they don't. And I don't understand it.