The Water Cooler – Loud Noises

October 29, 2013 12:00 pm · 51 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday in the noon hour.

What are some loud noises that you just can’t stand? Example: Dogs barking, leaf blowers, music, etc.

Talk about it….

Cigi October 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Obama’s lying, misleading, bullcrap lecturing, rhetoric, and talking points.

ATKOH October 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Alarm clock!

Need A cop October 29, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Boom box on wheels, especially when my entire car vibrates.
Is such a fine thing to see when a police car rolls up it’s windows and ignores one of these idiots at a stop light.

thanks for enforcing the law.

wc44 October 29, 2013 at 12:08 PM

My wife.

Roof exhaust fans October 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

I don’t know the technical term…when you see those little domes on top of single family home roofs and they are exhaust fans to take the heat out of the attic/rafters…it is the particular pitch, which is a low note and constant hum that drives me batty.

Lawn mowers, leaf blowers, barking dogs don’t bother me…I think it is the particular pitch.

Also, the driving bass beat from car stereos that can be heard from cars on the street when I am INSIDE my office building, 6 floors up!

The Closer October 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Leaf blowers and idiots blasting their car stereos so loud other car parts rattle.

claycord neighbor October 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Window rattling Subwoofers ought to be illegal.

The Mamba October 29, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Jackhammer or pile driver get pretty annoying in a short time period. Also, the low battery sound of a fire alarm.

Old fart October 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Screaming babies.

TOB October 29, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Is this a setup question in regards to the terrible story that unfolded in Phoenix in regards to the Dogs Barking??

BCuzItzClaycord October 29, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Amen #’s 3 & 7!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obnoxious October 29, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Harleys!!! Arrested development morons that get attention through noise.

What security October 29, 2013 at 1:09 PM

rap or hip hop music. Foreign language speakers, woman talking back,
hippies, liberals talking, If you ain’t singing Yankee doodle then zip it

Steve October 29, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Dogs barking!! Nothing gets on my nerves more…well, maybe crying babies, but people don’t tend to leave those outside when they go to work.

Mr. Pink October 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM

I side with Obnoxious (stupid Harleys – Why??) and those a-holes with their booming car stereos. What’s the point? Just to get everyone to look at you with contempt?

And wc44, HA!

Anon2-U-2 October 29, 2013 at 1:17 PM

I’ve got a neighbor that has a POS “Bass Boat” he keeps just dry running the motor on a daily basis. He does it just long enough to be irritating, but not long enough to complain to PD about. So glad I’m not super close to him. We’ve got another neighbor that keeps using their Power Washer ALL THE TIME. They must have really dirty things around their place.

@What Security #13 October 29, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Yeah,, So sorry you have to live in a Free country!

unknown October 29, 2013 at 1:44 PM

The guy who play his car stereo bass so loud that you hear it 1/4 mile away. Makes the sheet metal vibrate in his car. His brains must be seriously damaged. I only assume they want or need a lots of attention.
Has anyone got a ticket for playing the stereo loud?

Misty Mae October 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM

My husband, yelling and screaming

Kirkwood October 29, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Amplifier feedback.

Lucy October 29, 2013 at 1:52 PM

My neighbor blasting his outdoor speakers when he isn’t home!

Concord Grape October 29, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Passing gas in an elevator

ChampagneKitty October 29, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Sudden loud popping noises. This is why Independence Day and New Year’s Eve make me nervous. And I have a balloon phobia. I’m being totally serious. The Mylar ones aren’t quite as bad because they’re sturdier, but I cannot stand rubber balloons. This was a big problem for me at work. Most of my working life was spent in call centers and call centers love to use balloons. I would freak out when they pop. I am very glad I don’t have to deal with that anymore. Go ahead and call me neurotic…that’s just the way I am; I can’t help it.

to TOB #10: You could very well be right; I wouldn’t be surprised. Mr. Mayor is a news junkie and his water cooler questions are sometimes inspired by things he sees in the news.

What Security sounds like he would be happier living outside of the Bay Area. Seems to be intolerant of characteristics that are different from his.

Trey October 29, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Low flying helicopters that make every picture frame in the house resonate. Leaf blowers, not so much for the noise, but for the dust, dirt and dog crap they get all has to land somewhere, and its probably in your hair and on your car, and everywhere else you don’t think it will go…nasty!

martinezdad October 29, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Very loud fireworks when it is no where near a holiday and the kids are sleeping!

Rob October 29, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Roosters crowing. I used to have a neighbor who bought a freaking rooster and that thing would crow all day and their backyard was along the side of my house.

I finally talked with the neighbor and said that it was really a problem all day hearing that thing crow and the funny part was that he said his wife complains about the rooster all the time and I said, maybe you could get rid of it and get a dog – so he did and his wife came over and thanked me – LOL…

old concord October 29, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Aircraft at times are to noisy . The other noise I put up with is automatic gunfire and explosions of all kinds . My kids love killing things on all gaming devices .

Denise October 29, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Jack hammers, followed closely by leaf blowers.

Boston Wrong October 29, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Fireworks scare me so bad that I call 911 and demand that they All be stopped:

Out With The Bath Water October 29, 2013 at 4:46 PM

love explosions and gun fire on video games.

Rocky R. October 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Farting. Not so much the noise, but what comes later.

I agree with #1 October 29, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Obama’s the liar, I can’t stand the tone of his voice.

Everything that comes out of his mouth is a Lie!

PissedOfg October 29, 2013 at 5:43 PM

I grew up in Claycord when you could
only hear the cattle and roosters in
the morning. Now its the traffic din
and leaf blowers *all* day. The leaf
blowers, besides being noisy, are putting
leaf mold, topsoil, dog crap, raccoon,
skunk, rat, and mice crap into the air.
Breathe deep!

John J. October 29, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Damn loud motorcycles and cars with base that shakes the universe.

Tiffanies October 29, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Pubs. 🙂

ILostMyJobCuzOfObamacare October 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM


Concord Roncord October 29, 2013 at 6:23 PM

YES THE MOTORCYCLES!! Why are the loud ones that rattle your skull still legal?

DOMIFAN October 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM


A non October 29, 2013 at 7:22 PM


neighbors of 3739 sanford st concord October 29, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Listening to the neighbors’ loud music and LOUD voices. They are always outside. Often until midnight or later. We hear them when our windows are closed. Think I’ll buy a rooster.

Elwood October 29, 2013 at 7:41 PM

I hate the noise of Obama lying:

RESTON, VA – In a bombshell report for NBC, NBC News senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers found buried in the 2010 Obamacare regulations language predicting, “A reasonable range for the percentage of individual policies that would terminate is forty percent to sixty-seven percent.” Myers’ reporting shows that Barack Obama knowingly lied to the American people for more than three years when he regularly insisted that those who like their current health insurance would be able to keep it under Obamacare.

Anon October 29, 2013 at 7:53 PM

“Noise” and “Obama lying…”?

You’re repeating yourself….

Polkacide October 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Booming Polka music from cars, drivers look like asshats! If there is a hell, that’s what music they play. Have neighbors who do it, and it rattles my windows. Even worse, they hang outside drinking, so if you try to talk to them there is no positive interaction.

Neal October 29, 2013 at 8:39 PM

@ PissedOff-33

When could you only hear cattle and rooster in the morning in Claycord? 1940’s!

Tiffanies October 29, 2013 at 8:51 PM

You sound upset, have you really tried talking?

Dr. Jellyfinger October 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Gale Gordon saying “Yeessss?” It just freaks me out.

Anon October 29, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Dog barking
Fart cans
Loud bass music, someones got to tell these kids listening to music that hates your race or gender is just stupid
Motorcycles, if we can hear you a week away, your too loud, jerks
Getto birds, why do we need them flying so low?
People on cell phones, when did we forget the simple phrase “don’t air your dirty laundry”? God how many children are going to ask what that means, jps

Dennis October 29, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Used to be guinea hens and peacocks making lots of noise at ‘Yolanda’, the place on the north side of Clayton Rd. Across from ‘old’ Lydia ln.
lasted into the 60s.

lincolnlog October 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Faux News Channel

NoisePollution October 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

-Don’t like loud booming base eminating from some cars.
-Hate listening to people’s stupid phone conversations in public places.
-The sound of motorized scooters zooming on the sidewalk.
-Hate hearing the profane ignorant language spoken by young people these days.

ms. litella October 30, 2013 at 7:47 PM

people that chew food like animals
foul mouthed people
loud jpeople on cell phones talking as if theyre entertaining to everyone around.
the stockers at safeway when they throw full boxes, especially when they land on the metal carts. heart attack noise level.

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