I wonder how your engines sound

Ever since the loud car guy saga, I’ve had a strong negative reaction to revving-engine noises. That reaction has faded over time, but it still comes up sometimes.

On Monday morning, in Oak Park, I was awakened at 5 am by engine sounds. Not revving this time; just a steady loud thrum that sounded like it was coming from right outside my window. It went on for maybe an hour.

Monday night, back home, I went to bed exhausted around 1 am, and suddenly someone in the neighborhood started revving their car or motorcycle engine. This one wasn’t nearby, but it was annoying, especially in the middle of the night. I think I eventually turned on some music or ambient sound to cover it up, and went to sleep.

This morning around 6 am, I was awakened by more engine-revving. This time it sounded like it was a block or two away. It went on for maybe ten minutes. I eventually fell back asleep for a while.

I hope this trend doesn’t continue.

One Response to “I wonder how your engines sound”

  1. KTO

    Was it a car in Oak Park, or a snowblower? I’m trying to remember whether it was snowing on Sunday evening.

    Regardless, sympathy. Being awakened by menacing noises is one of my least favorite things.


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