Music and Dumb Laws

23 Oct

Just a quick note to share how i feel about hearing others’ music while i’m driving…

I don’t like it. 

Scenario: I’m driving home from hanging out at my mom’s house (fun times!) and I start hearing this deep, rumbling boom-boom-boomboom- boom-boom-boomboom, you get the idea. I glance in the rearview mirror and a teenager pulls up behind me. I sigh. Shake my head a little. Get up to the next stop light and we’re on to a new song, but this one is LOUDER. BOOM-BOOMBOOMBOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOMBOOMBOOM, reverberating in my ears. Get to a stop sign and I’m not kidding, 2 car lengths behind me and I can hear this kids’ music.

Now, I realize this might make me seem like I am about 30 years older than I actually am. But with sensitive ears and prefering to listen to the music I have playing in my own car… I’ve decided that car radios should have a max limit. They could only turn up so high. To protect everyone’s ears. And sanity. With all the silly laws out there, this one should be written out and passed. This one at least will have a valid reason behind it.

Take for instance, in South Carolina it is illegal to keep a horse in the bathtub (was that a common practice at one point?). Or these in Alabama – it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. Or you may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket. Here in Oregon it is required that you let your dishes drip dry (hey, I’ve been following the law all these years without even knowing it!) ; one may not bathe without wearing suitable clothing and ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays (what is it with ice cream?)

Okay, my idea has more sustenance – to me anyway! – than these! So please, when you get in your car – turn your radio knob down about 4 notches. And think of me. Cause you just made my day. 


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