Friday, May 05, 2006


I know it makes me weird. It makes me weird, and I am powerless to change. Are you ready for what I am about to reveal?

I absolutely hate the "time's up" beeping of a microwave. I will go out of my way in order to push the button to open the door with one second left on the timer. Why is this? I really don't know. This is a part of myself that at once fascinates and repulses me.

It should also be noted that I am not a big fan of cell phone rings, either. My phone is just about always on silent unless I know for a fact that I will be receiving an important phone call in the near future.

Perhaps life as a music major has sensitized my ears to noise? Or, my propensity towards music has sensitized my ears towards cacophony in general? I suspect that it is the second option because even as a child, I would rush towards the microwave as it counted down those last few seconds.

That's about it for today. I imagine everybody has mundane things that bother them as well. What are some of yours?


Thany said...

I love any reason to use the word cacophony.

Oh wait, that wasn't the assignment.

I think that's what bugs me, people who don't answer my questions.

Analyst Catalyst said...

Oh Bethany, you suceeded in making me smile.

Lucie said...

Hello! I found your blog by coincidence, and I wanted to tell you that there is at least one other person who hates the microwave's beep as much as you do... I stand by the microwave to stop it before it beeps!

Analyst Catalyst said...

Well, welcome, and thanks for stopping by.

It's also good to know that I'm not alone in not liking the beeping. :)