Thursday, January 12, 2017
Audiobooks as noise reduction
Little did I know, that I would listen to something for a while but not quite just for the joy of the story.
I went on the cruise with my friend and her son as well as my son. The boys have just turned 18 so before we went away there was a bit of discussion about changing rooms so that they were together and my friend and I were together. Once we were on the boat pressure was bought to bear to do just that and so I acquiesced.
My friend had mentioned that she was a snorer, and so I should have been prepared, but oh my goodness..... The first night I didn't get a lot of sleep. The second night I tried to get to sleep but I was unsuccessful so in the end I decided that I would try putting on my audiobook to block out the noise.
It was a good plan. It really was. There was, however, one flaw.
I assumed that listening would block out the noise, and it certainly muffled it a bit, but not totally so I did still keep on waking up but now there was the added complication that I would wake up and hear something in the audiobook and think things like wait, who's Jack? Why is this character talking to a truck driver at a truck stop. Wait. did she just say she's married.
So then I had to contend with the thoughts in my head and the snoring.
After the second night, we swapped back. And I started listening to the book again so that it made some kind of sense.