“Can you turn the volume down?”
Besides shelling out a hefty sum for the state-of-the-art sound system, Larry thought his wife’s investment was another reason noise pollution was getting worse in the neighborhood. Karaoke machines and plain stereo players competed almost daily, their owners outdoing what each of them wanted: be the loudest.
“Just this song,” she yelled to be heard.
When it ended, she tapped the microphone several times: the feedback squawked.
“Good night friends!” she calmly announced before turning the set off.
(to be continued)