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.
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What does that unpleasant sound remind you of?
Keep the peace.
The plastic crinkle? I don’t know. It frazzles me!
I understand –
What’s one sound that calms you?
Rain and wind are calming. I also like trains as they pass. How about you, Kelly?
I second wind and rain.
the gentle shaking of a kcup
The opening of a fresh bag of coffee.
Coffee is good. The plastic packaging, not so much!
Interesting how we are programmed to have different experiences for the same thing. Ivan Pavlov called it classical conditioning.
There is a lot of value in that.
I like the dog picture. It looks awesome. Is that a Belgian malinois.
Ha ha! It is not after me! That is all I know!
Lol. I love belgian amlinois. i grew up with one
That Belgian malinois is so cute. especially when its angry. can i touch it.
You would have to ask the owner.
Lol ok i did some essays
I don’t mind either of the two sounds. The keys actually remind me of Christmas. When I was a little girl in church we would sing a song called “Come On Ring Those Bells,” and the the congregation would start shaking their keys. The plastic wrap is also pleasant to me, but I don’t think I associate it with food. It’s just pleasurable, like the sound of crunching snow.
I can’t stand the sound of Styrofoam squeaking. It pains me. Lol
Thanks for your perspective! Styrofoam can be annoying!
Oh I hate that!!!!! Even your title made me cringe!
How about when your pencil runs out of eraser and the metal scratches the paper?
I just finished school… don’t talk about that! 😉
I didn’t say that to be mean…. if you took it that way!
Good! 🙂 🙂
Just thinking of metal eraser frame on paper made my teeth hurt!
I know! I wish I never said it. I keep hearing it in my head now!
Now I’m thinking about it.
hahahaaaa! Do you have metal fillings? That seems to make a difference.
Yess! It hurts! The grating sound is too much!!!!
I don’t mind those types of sounds. The only time it bothers me is when I can’t get the plastic open, and it keeps making those sounds, then yes, I hate that! 😁
Keys, I don’t really mind. I jingle mine to my cats, but now after reading this, I think they hate it.
Ha ha! Poor Cats! Thanks for chiming in!
I think I’m neutral on both those sounds. The sound that makes me crazy is vacuums… haaaaate it!! Mine goes back to my mother, who we joked about being hooked by IV to the vacuum… she got to the point where she’d vacuum twice a day. I was once in an office mtg when I heard a vacuum and had to grit my teeth to keep from running out of the building like a lunatic!!
It is interesting what bothers us. I like the sound of a vacuum.
Well, if my mother was still alive I’d post a vid and get you on my side. lol.
To simplify my answer, artificial sounds annoy me. Sounds of nature better received.
I can see that. Mosquitoes and flies are a natural sound I do not like!
Sleep time those sounds would be annoying, true. 🤣
I do understand your point about natural sounds though. They are pleasant.
Good music is lovely too although artificial. Now i think more about it.
Is the feature you use to only show an excerpt of the post on the WordPress Reader exclusive to WordPress.org, or is there a way to do that on WordPress.com?
You know, I am not really sure. I am privately hosted and have no affiliation with either. Sorry I could not help.
Oh, ok. I thought your site was a WordPress.org because there appears to be some WordPress.org branding on it.
It contains WordPress templates, but is self hosted.
Oh I see.
The .org is for self-hosted sites.
Thank you for the clarification, the Reader!
Yes, I know.
Like candy wrappers?
Candy wrappers are the worst!
cries of infant 😣
announcement at airport😣
I can see all of those! I believe the cry of an infant was meant to be that way. Thanks for stopping by, friend!
I like that you jingle your keys when approaching… I do something similar going into my neighbours’ yards, unannounced — I sing-sing or yodel instead. Agreed, no surprises are best. And no crinkling wrappers!!!
Thanks for all your recent comment-liking…
I like your “everyday life” posts… fun and down-to-earth read, on a grey day 🌦
Thank you for sharing! My ongoing story has great ties to reality, but it has it’s own path.
I may look at transitioning to an everyday life blog down the road.
Do you have any recordings of yodeling ? That would be a great listen on a grey day!
😂No, no recordings… but that made me lol; thanks, storytelling Brother. :))
When I am not doing everday life posts, you may find enjoyment talking to my characters. Their world is very real to them. Address them in the comments and give it a try! You may see down to earth perspective… Personalized.
I think I’m neutral on the crinkling of plastic. My dog loves it, though; she thinks that she’s going to be fed.
All this talk about Styrofoam is making me cringe, though.
Same with my dog! So,
I forgot to bring up velvet. It is an awful texture. What do you think?
Funny, I used to love velvet! I like the softness when stroking it in one direction, but I don’t like the feel of trying to stroke it in the opposite direction.
Now I have discovered the luxury of Microplush! There is no cringe factor, because it is so soft no matter which way you stroke it.
Ha ha! I cannot stand it! I am glad you can. I am not versed enough in fabric to know about Microplush!
If you’re thinking of crushed velvet, I’ve never liked to touch that. But regular velvet, when treated with the same respect as petting the dog or horse in the correct direction, is okay. I just don’t like the feel of resistance when petting any of these in the wrong direction. I have a couple of pics of Microplush on a recent post I did, though pics cannot possibly explain the softness. It’s kind of like the softness of rabbit fur but with a shorter pile.
I have learned something new today! Thank you!
No problem! 😊
Irritates me. Can’t stand it. My birds love it though. It’s anticipation of good things. 😊
That is what a lot of people are saying! I need to adjust my outlook Sunshiny!
It’s interesting how things can invoke different experiences for people. I am always curious about the human aspect to factual which is what makes diversity truly wonderful.
Isn’t amazing how we experience things differently at times? Thanks for Curating Thoughts!
crinkle of plastic = a bag of crisps being opened!
It makes me feel like someone got something special and I did not. Your perspective is better!
LOL. Cheers! 😂
Not a fan of either sound. If I’m not hearing the sounds of nature, a crackling fire, voices of loved ones, or awesome music, maybe I don’t like much…. hence my belief lizards make great companions! : )
I hope the crackling you hear is Brother’s Campfire. I like lizards, but prefer birds.
I personally love both candy wrappers and jingling keys. Candy wrapper indeed means something good to eat, and I love metal clanging together.
Thanks for your perspective!!!