Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Won't Miss #23 - people shouting outside of shops (reflection)
In Tokyo, it was rare that a day went by when I didn't pass by someone shouting outside of a storefront as a way of beckoning them into the store. In the U.S., I sometimes see people standing on street corners waving signs around, but they never shout out to people. I don't know if they can't do that by law, or if they realize it's pointless to shout at people passing by in cars. All I know is that I absolutely do not miss this particular layer of noise pollution and how it was so obnoxious at times that I didn't even want to go into the stores that were being advertised in this particular manner.
I don't miss the noisy people standing outside of shops and shouting about sales and wares.