Did you read the recent report about people who get irritated by the sound of others eating or even breathing being geniuses? I did and am now claiming to be a genius (not that any other signs have shown themselves). I am, and always have been noise sensitive. I also happen to have acute hearing.
How do I know this? For a short while I had an extremely well paid job which involved wearing a flying helmet and sitting in a sound-proofed room. Whilst wearing headphones I had to listen to words being transmitted over the sound of a Harrier jump jet and then click the correct words on a computer. Half the women in the area applied for the job but only a dozen of us passed the very strict hearing test.
And now the noise from a house being built next to us is driving me mad so the LSO has booked a cottage for us to escape to for a few days peace, starting tomorrow. Hence this blog post appearing a day early. When I realised I might not have wifi where we are going I very speedily knocked out this post. It’s easy enough to do when you’re a genius.