Tuesday, February 17, 2009

LOUD Enough?!?

After staying up all night to read a book (Water for Elephants, for this Sunday's bookclub meeting), you don't want to be woken by the loudest loudspeaker ever at 10 AM. Trucks with loudspeakers are common here - they are usually selling things, though around elections they may also be trying to win votes. No idea what the one this morning was up to, but it was loud enough to have some of my neighbours out there yelling at them. It only lasted maybe 15 minutes, but it was louder than any noise I've ever created IN my house.

2 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

Being awoke by the local muzziens is part and parcel of the joys of living in the Islamic world. So trust me, i totally feel your pain!

J.G. said...

I'll swap you my 5 a.m. garbage truck, complete with grinding gears and squeaky brakes.