Friday, February 5, 2010

223 - Being noisy while I'm blogging


I'm writing this post to the sound of Santana's Nothing At All. Not that it isn't great, but it pretty much distracted me so much as I was trying to type what I originally wanted to type. I'm sitting in a computer room here at university, because my laptop hasn't been working for the past few days. This computer room is so great because the lights are always on, the internet access is free, there are no restrictions on online games or anything, and it's always very peaceful and quiet...

...between the hours of 10pm and 6am.

At 6am, the cleaner lady comes along, and I don't know what she's doing, but she makes a lot of noise for something like six hours non-stop. She's always pushing the vacuum cleaner with wheels around, or her little trolley thing that holds her brooms and mops and cleaning stuff, and it rattles inside the trolley, and it feels like she's cleaning the place again and again and again and again. After noon, it's then around ten hours of students coming in and out, talking on their phones, talking to each other, grumbling in frustration at their computers, stomping, coughing, sneezing, ruffling through their bags...

...and I can't bloody concentrate on my blogging during these hours. And right now, this doofus two rows in front of me thinks it's cool to play music loudly. What if I was to watch my American Idol episodes loudly, huh? It's not fair.

Okay, it's Santana, but even though it's good taste, I can't concentrate in the presence of any noise. I just can't.

There are also two guys seated on my right that are chatting about cars. One guy appreciates Lambourghinis for their design, but prefers Ferraris as it suits his personality. The other guy's favorite brand is the Maserati.

If you ask me, my favorite brand of car is Shutthehellup. I can't blog properly, damn it!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I just have one question.
Where are you?
Like in a lesson with people chatting around you. Or in your room and these people have let themselves in and have started mindless convosations :\
Jen..x

gaf85 said...

Michael,
I enjoy your descriptions of what is going on around you. It is so easy to imagine being there and sharing a secret joke. LOL!

Michael said...

Jennifer: I'm just in a general computer room for any of the university's students to use. Anyone can come in and use them, and yes, speak mindlessly as well.

gaf85: Distracted from my initial idea. :(

Jacynta said...

You have a thing with noise, don't you? I must say that I agree with this one. I don't like my family coming up to me whilst I'm writing to ask questions, or make comments. I just want to be left alone with my thoughts so that my writing does not come out as a jumbled mess, but something coherant and hopefully meaningful.

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Naomi said...

I actually find it easier to concentrate when there is a lot of noise. Doesn't make any sense, but it's always been that way.