We live in a fairly quiet neighborhood.
The dog barks when people walk by outside, or - more importantly - when dogs walk by. And we hear the neighbors' dogs bark from time to time.
And that's pretty much it.
Most of the kids in the neighborhood are too young to have loud amounts of attitude. They're more likely to be drawing on the sidewalks with chalk or swinging in their front yards than anything else. Aside from one or two, I suspect it's probably a good eight years before most of them are old enough to drive.
And yet, somehow, probably at least one or two nights each week we can hear someone's car stereo booming away outside.
Yes, even inside. With the doors closed.
And I'm not saying this as a "you young whipper-snappers get off my lawn" kind of thing. I'm saying it as a "who in the world needs that much bass" thing.
Once the earth starts to vibrate, it's time to turn it down.