Now for my inspiration. I am going to write about the sound that annoys me most in the world: the phone ringing. Yes, I know I work as a receptionist, I answer the phone. I do it all day. When my phones are busy, I actually wear my headset and put my phone on Do Not Disturb! I still take calls, it's just when my phone is on DND, it doesn't ring, it beeps in my ear like call waiting. It is a hell of a lot less annoying that way.
When you answer phones for a living, there is no way in hell you are going to do it when you don't need to. When I am at home, there are many times, I turn the ringer off on my phone or I have Doctor Who sounds to indicate a call is coming in. Currently, I have David Tenant warning me that "The angels are coming for you but listen, your life could depend on this. Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you are dead. They are fast. Faster than you could ever believe. Don't turn your back, don't look away and don't blink. Good luck" It depends on my mood, there are times, I don't even put it on vibrate. I have voicemail. If people want to get a hold of me, they either text me or message me on Facebook!
I guess you can say, while music is up there for a beautiful sound, the one I like the most is quiet. Yes, peace and quiet. I get lost in my thoughts and I am happy. I don't mind hearing cars or birds or even water in the background, I really do like nature sounds. I am also fortunate to live in an area with an old church up the street. At every hour, you can hear church bells when the windows are open and when I am outside, while I am not religious or anything, I find that very soothing.
Speaking of Doctor Who, one sound I find soothing and gets me to nerd out is the TARDIS sound. I even got a Tardis lamp that when I open the doors, you can hear the sound. Best Mother's Day present ever!
|My cool Tardis lamp|