I have learned that noises truly annoy me. Not the little noises that go bump in the night ... not even the noises of my kids fighting with each other, or one of them crying. The noises that annoy me are the white noises - the ones that are a constant background. Even music, after awhile, becomes white noise that annoys me. I've learned this more and more about myself recently and I have discovered just how much I love the quiet. The problem? My husband is just the opposite. When he gets home from work the first thing he does (after he kisses me hello!) is to go and turn the radio on. He LOVES music .. and noise doesn't really bother him all that much. I'm one of those people who want the radio off in the car if we've been on the road for a long time and it's been going the entire time. Thankfully, though, I am not the control freak who turns it off and tells my husband to deal with it! He is respectful of me as well, so often when I'm feeling like the white noise is too much, we will just turn the volume down a bit and we both win.
So I'm wondering - am I truly a rarity in this situation or are there more people out there like me who don't appreciate white noise?