Pet Teenage Peeve

Would it kill them to take the ear-phones out of BOTH ears when they talk to you? Even, now here’s a thought, turn the darn iPod off??!! Would it really hurt them to talk softly instead of yelling over the music piped through their ears? Does the music have to be so loud it makes your kishkes shake while the kid seems oblivious to the thundering bass??

Sigh… it bedtime yet?

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  1. G6 says:

    C’mon Hadassah!
    You’re not that old that you don’t remember…..?
    Were you never that young?

    • HSaboMilner says:

      I had this big silver Walkman with the ginormous headphones. But I am sure I always turned it off when Mum spoke to me, and I never blasted it so loud the foundations shook. Certainly not before 7 in the morning.

      I do sound old, don’t I. Pass the Geritol!!

  2. Yossi says:

    Do you know how lithotripsy (kidney stone removal works? Sound waves travel through the soft tissue destroying them.

    Now picture sound waves rattling about in a skull, doing what to the brain?
    Maybe thats why it sounds like there’s an echo leaking from the earpod…the brain is gone…

  3. Keith Brooks says:

    As I sit here working with my speakers blasting The Who Live at Leeds I don’t understand what the problem is.
    Although the other day our neighbor was banging on the wall a bit but that was AC/DC day.

    • HSaboMilner says:

      Keith, I have my music blasting right now too as I cook and clean and bake for shabbat – but when the phone rings, or if the kids need me, i turn it OFF. (currently playing Aerosmith, walk this way)

  4. Lady Lock and Load says:

    At the gym they BLAST the music during the classes, my kids have told me that I am getting deaf! Rock on Hadass! :)

  5. Blog Fan says:

    May I remind all of you people about hearing loss. Unfortunately, it is a gradual process and before you know it, you are hearing impaired. I am talking from experience. Regardless of the etiquette of taking the ear buds off, turning the music lower, etc. – the most important thing is maintaining your hearing – once that is gone, it is gone for good. Please remind your kids of the potential dangers.

    BTW – Shabbat Shalom everyone

  6. Rainy says:

    Good shabbos!

    And yes, I have the same problem with my youngest. I swear, the earbuds are like permanently grown into her ears and the iPod is attached to her hand, like a shiny purple extension of her body. We’ve banned them at the table, but otherwise, they are stuck in there.

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