Most Annoying - Dogs or Kids?
Dragon mentioned in the topic below that he found a kid's crying more tolerable than a dog's barking.
I on the other hand, am right in saying that a kid's crying or whining or temper tantrum is FAR FAR more grating on the ears and nerves than a barking dog. I hear that first whine or scream in Wal-Mart or a restaurant and I can literally feel my blood pressure fly through the roof like a rocket.
In France, a very dog-friendly place, dogs are allowed in a lot of restaurants. I'll tell you--I'd love that, because you know if a dog misbehaves, the owner would ask the people and dog to leave, but with whining kids, no one says anything! And other diners have their meals ruined.
Now, there are some parents who remove the kids when they act up in such places, but many sit there assuming the rest of the world has learned to tune it out as they have learned to do.
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if someone opened a restaurant with a child-free section. The business would BOOM.
And I'd also love to see more places where one could bring a dog--a well-behaved one, of course.
So, which grates on your nerves most? Barking or screeching, sniveling, crying, screaming and whining?
As to barking, some barks are more annoying that others, but I'll listen to that for hours over one minute of crying.
Photo above is Albert, who was rescued by a Leaf-Chronicle employee who found him in the middle of a busy street. He is less than a year old, very sweet and a beagle/basset mix. If you are interested in adopting him, or know someone who might be, contact Inge Irby at Second Chance Happy Tails, 503-8300. Or visit her Web site at: www.secondchancehappytails.petfinder.org
Oh, and there was another great letter to the editor in the paper today, about Vick. Read it online if you missed it!
posted by Sandy at 8/29/2007 05:27:00 PM