Friday, September 11, 2009

In the silence...

What is it about being in the silence of their own thoughts that makes people uncomfortable and uneasy??

Yesterday I was traveling on a bus. The driver had the radio on, and some loud dancehall music was playing...
*Enter annoyed Rb*
Rb: Driver, yuh can't find something else to listen to? Find some news or something nuh!
Driver keeps driving. Rb feels ignored.
Rb (raising voice): Hey driver!! You nah hear me?? Me say find some news or something fi wi listen to!!
Driver turns off radio. Enter annoyed 'other passengers'.
Other passenger 1: So wait, driver, a one person you a carry? Turn on back the radio man!
Other passenger 2: Driver, a more than one a we in here, enuh. You ago make one woman make the rest a we vex? Tun on back di radio. Me nah drive go St. Mary inna silence.
Other passenger 3: Yow driver, majority rule. Run di music.
Driver continues driving. The radio remains off. Other passenger 3 beside Rb turns on her cell-phone and starts to play some music.Rb sighs, starts to silently chant and petition heavenly intervention. Other passenger 3 puts phone close to Rb's ear. Rb starts to chant and request divine intervention under her breath. Other passenger 3 starts to flip aimlessly through her songs, then with a loud hiss-teeth, turns off her phone.
*Enter PERFECT SILENCE for the rest of the journey home, and a happy Rb.*

What is it about being in the silence of their own thoughts that makes people uncomfortable and uneasy??

13 comments:

B said...

You mean you want people to think??? Come on, my girl. You should know better. That would mean they would have to give thought to their lives, their actions, their relationships, their futures, all these horrible things that they can just sheepishly ignore and let happen without them. :-)

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

I LOVE music, so I prefer it to play at all times. But now I sleep in silence...it makes me realize my failures and regrets just as I fall asleep...thats why I dont like silence. But good point to make! Made me ponder for a sec...

Wuthering said...

I remember ALWAYS listening to music. I especially needed it while working out. Now I love silence.

*although,while driving I gotta listen to talk radio.

Abeni said...

Maybe the thoughts are just too heavy so some escape is needed or the journey is just shorter with a diversion

Keeta said...

Its silence that breeds contempt, not familiarity.

Rockaway Girl said...

Sometimes it's just downright scary, uncomfortable and painful to be alone with one's thoughts. Music or whatever is a happy diversion, that way, all that thinking is pushed back for a little while until one has to face reality again.

Stunner said...

That's why mi spend a fortune fi get a car! Music when i want it, news when I want it and just the sound of the engine and the tyres when I want it! I used to hate it when the music in the bus was so loud you couldn't even hear yourself think.

laroper18 said...

I'm happy you stood up for what you wanted. Not easy in dem 'ere times.

Jdid said...

can deal with the music in the bus but cant deal with the cell phone music and the tinny sound that comes out of them. duz just want to grab them and slam them to the floor one time

Crankyputz said...

wiat were u the one shutting the music down. Depends on the music, if its soemthing nice and mellow that creates a good ambience, they ehy what's the problem...but cell phone music not cool.

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Morpheus Rablings said...

Ruthibelle appears to be MIA.
Her prolific postings seems to have taken a vacation for the past 2 months.

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