I learned something about myself recently. I hate the crinkle sound of plastic food wrappers as they are opened. It is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
I brought this up with a few friends and took a poll.
I found that many of them like the sound.
They told me it was satisfying and creates expectation that something good is about to be eaten. In fact, one stated, ” It is the satisfying sound of food.!”
Perhaps I should try and change my perspective and conform.
Another soumd that is negative to me is the jingle of keys.
As a youth, I did a lot of hiking alone in risky and outlying parts of my city. Any jingle sound meant a collared dog was fast approaching and I needed to be on guard.
Working in a prison amplified my awareness of the key jingle. I make a lot of noise with my keys so Inmates know I am around or approaching.
Neither of us like surprises.
I asked a similar set of questions to my friends about the key jingle and the primary reaction people tell me they have is, ” We are going somewhere!”
Another reaction to jingling keys that was agreed upon was, “Dad is home!”
So, those are my thoughts.
I am genuinely curious as to your perspective on the crinkle of plastic and the jingle of keys.