Close to Home by John McPherson

Close to Home

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  1. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, about 3 years ago

    Missing (or available with an upgrade): Non-holiday fireworks; Incessant ice cream truck jingle; Neighboring couple swearing at each other and the kids (upgrade charge in a language you do not understand); Drunken ethnic bar patrons kicked out between 10 pm and 3 am; Dog/s barking (available from 2 am to 10 pm only); Cats yowling (choice between fights or in heat, no extra charge); Two-year-old allowed to stay awake until two am yelling for his playmate who went to sleep at 7 pm (this from personal experience in my condo complex). Moved to the country: the frogs, crickets, and lake waves had NOTHING on what I was used to for the last 28 years (except for 2 weeks in the summer respite).

  2. bluegirl285

    bluegirl285 said, about 3 years ago

    Huh! My parents moved to the country to get away from city noises. My brother stayed there for a few weeks, then moved back to the city. His major complaint was that the country was “too quiet.”

  3. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    There was an old Betty Boop cartoon of her taking a break from all the city noises by going out to the country – only the country noises kept her awake so much, she had to go back to the city for sleep.

  4. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, about 3 years ago

    After many years aboard destroyers in the Navy, it took several months to get used to sleeping without the constant humming, roaring, and machinery-whining environment, all in a bed that moved. Constantly and sometimes violently.

  5. sesack4th

    sesack4th said, about 3 years ago

    Oh yes, i mailed this to my daughter who likes to sleep listening to cop shows after growing up in the city and moving to the country

  6. gaslightguy

    gaslightguy said, about 3 years ago

    At one point in my life I lived about 100 feet from the elevated trains in Chicago. After a few months, you tune them out.

  7. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    I lived near them, too. I found I could easily block them out, but I never got used to loud motorcycles going by or loud, booming car stereos at night.

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