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When I walk into a "Best Buy" store I usually turn around and leave because it's too noisy. Do noisy places offend you too?

Asked by GeorgeGee (4920points) September 22nd, 2010

They literally turn on all the car stereos and TVs and run them full blast, each playing something else. It’s not music, it’s a cacophony of annoying clashing noise.

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

No. I moved to the city because the dead silence of the suburbs made me want to blow my brains out. Sadly, there’s very little hyperbole in what I just said. I do mind noise when it’s at whatever decibel level gives me migraines and hearing impairment, but I just call that “concert level”.
I’m offended by Best Buy for totally different reasons.

BoBo1946's avatar

No. I’m usually on a mission when i go into any store. Get in quickly and leave quickly. I’m not much of a shopper.

iammia's avatar

Oh Dear….places like that are my worst nightmare….i just avoid them!

ucme's avatar

I must confess i’m guilty of setting off whole shelves of kiddies toys.You know, the talking-singing- dancing kind? So it would be hypocritical of me to moan at the general noise in stores. :¬)

partyparty's avatar

I really hate all the noise. I can’t concentrate on why I am in the store, and get out as soon as I possibly can.

Frenchfry's avatar

It doesn’t bother me. I am used to noise I guess.

partyparty's avatar

@BoBo1946 You sound just like my SO…. he goes in the store… picks up the first things he sees… then out again in seconds. (He comes home with dented tins, squashed bread, mouldy fruit etc etc) LOLL

mowens's avatar

The only time leave stores is when they don’t have price tags. Pisses me off. I dont want to talk to a fucking sales person,

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

I need noise all the time. Even to sleep. I can’t sleep here out in the middle of freaking nowhere, where it’s so quiet eventually I’ll start hearing voices in my head just to keep myself sane.

BoBo1946's avatar

@partyparty LOLL my kind of man!

tedibear's avatar

I’m not offended by it, but can say it’s not something I like. Especially when there are many, many different sounds going on at the same time. I find it terribly distracting. Bad news for those stores because if I’m too distracted, I don’t buy anything. I just leave.

diavolobella's avatar

It doesn’t offend me, but I will admit I’m not a fan of big box stores. It’s a combination of the number of people there, the distance you have to go just to get something and the volume of the noise. For instance, if you are buying groceries at Wal-Mart and need shampoo, you have to hightail it all the way to the other side of the store for that. I hate it. For some reason Target doesn’t bother me. I think it’s because their ceilings aren’t as high as those at Walmart, so the noise doesn’t echo around as much and they also don’t stock their merchandise way up high, which makes me uncomfortable. Of course, my local Target is a regular one, not a Super Target, so perhaps that is why I like it.

Around the holidays, forget about it. I do my holiday shopping almost exclusively online.

Austinlad's avatar

Absolutely!!! I go to the HEB grocery almost every morning on my way to work to pick up something for breakfast, and even though the store is practically empty, they’ve always got loud, awful music blaring—usually songs by the genre of singers I call “Spawn of Streisand”—you know that screaming kind of singing which to me is always annoying, but especially at 8 a.m.

wilma's avatar

I can’t stand that kind of noise. I haven’t been in a “Best Buy” in years. The noise is probably only one of the reasons. I can’t concentrate with a lot of noise. Quiet is soothing peaceful and I need a lot of it.

partyparty's avatar

@wilma I can’t concentrate with a lot of noise either. it hurts my ears

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Not really. Noisy people do, sometimes.

YARNLADY's avatar

I try to choose hours when it won’t be too busy, that helps. I have learned not to pay attention to that sort of thing, raising a house full of boys.

ducky_dnl's avatar

I usually, 95% of my time always find myself in loud stores. I have sensitive hearing so loud noise is a problem from time to time. I don’t leave the store, but I usually hold my breath. It’s weird. I’ll hold my breath and make my way through a loud store as quickly as I can. When I get outside, I feel better and not as nervous.

lonelydragon's avatar

Yes! I can barely stand to go into Abercrombie or Hollister because the music is deafening.

HoneyBee's avatar

Yes. It’s annoying but I don’t always leave if I really need to buy something from one of those stores. I just try to tune it out or if it’s too overwhelming I might leave.

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