Sometimes it’s easy to feel like a lone voice in the wilderness, the only one who is noticing how crappy things are. But then you meet someone or see something that lets you know that you are not alone. That maybe, just maybe, there is hope.
I got some hope last week end when I discovered the TV Be Gone. It is a small tv remote controller with one mission: turn off the tv! Have you ever tried to find a quiet spot in an airport to do some work or maybe a little reading? Regardless of how many people are in a gate area, even if it’s empty, there is probably a tv on. Interestingly, very few people seem to be actually interested in the unavoidable broadcasts. And yet no one seems disturbed by the incessant yammer, either. What would happen if someone did turn it off?
I would love to sit there surreptitiously eliminating this annoying noise pollution. I hope Santa sees fit to slip this item in my Christmas stocking. The only thing better would be a universal mute that also works on bad piped-in music.