Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's early, and I am a couple minutes away from getting ready for work. I was just out on my little patio listening to traffic through the woods. And I was thinking about how the sound of traffic changes as the morning progresses. Early traffic sounds different. It is a different kind of person with a different kind of vehicle driving in a different way. Are there more dudes on Harleys getting to their shops early? Are there more dudes in work trucks with V8 engines pulling off the line quicker? The earlier traffic sounds surge and then die down. There are less vehicles out there, but they making their way.

I'll get on the road at about 8:10 or 8:15. I'll be with the other Toyota Corollas and Hondas and Nissans and so on. The noise of each individual car is much quieter. But there are more of us - so - our total sound is higher. And more constant. And only occasionally will you hear the slightly agitated high pitched sissy beep of our wimpy sounding horns.

The sounds at the office will be quiet at first. One or two people typing or clicking. The desktop support guys back there making goofy jokes. The server guys making cryptic statements, punctuating with trips to the coffee machine or where ever.

1 comment:

  1. Breeeze, how you doin'? This sounds like my life you're typing about. I live right on a busy street. I can tell what time of day it is just by listening to the traffic. I HATE motorcyclists....want to ping those bastards with my air-soft.