Monday, September 12, 2005


Not sure why this is bothering me so much this morning (just too tired perhaps) but I have to write about it.

I am sitting here in the office doing my work and listening to the sound of a human foghorn: a woman who blows her nose MUCH too loud and way too often creating the sound of a cargo ship making way on the stormy seas.

I can't help but wonder why the need for such extreme nose-blowing. Does it just make that sound on its own? Cause I've tried on purpose to do the foghorn nose-blow and it HURTS! It feels like you're literally going to blow out your sinus cavities.

Perhaps I'm bothered by it so much because my grandfather used to do the same thing. I would tease him about it. But when he did it in CHURCH, sitting in the FRONT PEW, it was SO embarrasing! Yup, that was my grandad - when he managed to stay awake in church, you could hear him from miles away. Oh the memories!

And now my dear old grandad has passed on but I still have to endure that sound...that sound that is so aggravating and tears on my nerves. Yup, there it goes again...I wonder what she would say if I called her up in her cubicle and asked (pleading ignorance), "What is that noise? I'm just wondering cause it keeps startling me?" It was bad enough that my grandfather (an old MAN) would do that but a middle-aged woman! (I was going to say lady but...).

Maybe I could go ask health and safety for a pair of industrial ear plugs.

Am I the only person annoyed by stupid stuff like this?


dafrhug said...

LMAO......of all things to write about. I so remember your granddad doing that in church. Now that I think of it, there are quite a few people in the world that blow their nose that way. lol. Just as annoying as those that sneeze and make a little pew sound.

tara said...

LMAO too....are you PMSing? I never knew you were so 'easily' annoyed!!! hee!hee!

Quirky Christa said...

I blow my nose a lot too, I don't know what's wrong with me, constant allergy to work..he he. I'm 90% sure I'm not that loud or that aggravating, but as a friend PLEASE tell me if I am ;)