And of course, I understand the attraction of playing your music loudly. I used to be tempted to do the same when I was younger, but I didn't unless I was sure I wasn't bothering anyone. I have parquetry flooring at home. I kick off my shoes as soon as I come in, because I don't want to give the downstairs neighbours cause to start banging on the ceiling. These kids, can't they invest in better headphones so they don't need to turn up their music, if I may call it that because all I hear is that awful tinny noise, to the max to drown out the sounds of the world around them? For now, I comfort myself with the thought that these louts (and loutettes) will all be stone deaf by the time they reach 30, and then they'll be laughing on the other side of their face. </rant>
Luckily, things are not all bad this morning: it's sinecure's birthday! May it be a jolly one!