Most days, I work out of a home office. I know how lucky I am to have that opportunity, especially after so many years spent commuting every single day.
Nevertheless, the sirens and car horns and other noises of NYC would be a welcome respite to what I endure now: the constant drone of lawnmowers, particularly at this time of year. I understand that the landscaper that maintains the properties around me is only doing his job, but I swear, he goes into some sort of a trance when he’s got that leaf blower going. He just shuffles along, swaying the blower from side to side slowly, for HOURS. The noise is deafening–but, unlike myself, he’s wearing huge headphones to drown out the sound. Not exactly an option when I’m on conference calls or trying to go about my daily tasks.
Dear Universe: someone needs to invent a leaf blowing machine that automatically shuts off after 1 hour of continuous use, and cannot be turned on again for at least 30 minutes after that. My ears would be immensely grateful. Thanks in advance.