Why is modern life so unbelIEVABLY LOUD? NOW I HAVE TO SHOUT FOR YOU TO EVEN HEAR MY RANT!
I take the dogs for a walk in my neighborhood, which is definitely quieter than some other places in the world, and I hear:
string weed thingies
WE ARE A NOISY SPECIES.
OK now I will shut up for a spell.
Thank you for listening.