Bad addition

If the room has a bad smell, most people will spray another smell on top of it. They will put a perfume smell on top of a stinky smell. So then it is perfumed stink.

If the place is noisy, they will turn on the TV to make even more noise. The idea is to cover up one noise with another noise.

I’m waiting at the car dealership on my car to be repaired. There is a TV in the waiting room, and it is on pretty loud.  The service advisers and the receptionist are all in this same small room too. There is a lot of noise. It isn’t very peaceful.

I looked at everybody who was waiting and saw that they all were reading their books or their phones instead of looking at the TV. I asked if any of them had a problem with me turning it down or off. Nobody minded, so I turned it off. Several of them said thanks. They appreciated it, but had done nothing about it. I find it significant that nobody wanted it on, but nobody did anything about it.

The shop needs to move the area, or put up a barrier. Instead of turning on the TV to drown out the other noises, they need to put up a wall. Adding to a problem isn’t the solution.

How many times do we do this – add, rather than subtract?  And how many times do we have a problem with something and just suffer in silence, rather than do anything about it?

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Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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