need to work with their radios blaring? I cannot work against the mindless chatter of commercial radio, especially the 'talk back' chat shows of mind numbing inanity. I do not like most modern, popular music. My nephews, the duo Red Ice, have long since given up on my modern musical education.
Yesterday someone came to replace a lengthy piece of guttering. He worked to the rhythm of his radio. I imagine that everyone around us was trying to do the same. He appeared to be a perfectly nice and otherwise polite person. I don't think it would even occur to him that others may not share his musical tastes. It was a relief when the job was finished and he left.
Tomorrow the six home-schooled children of one of my more distant cousins are coming for a day of woodwork. They now range in age from 16 down to 3. They are nice children, very nice children indeed but they will be noisy - although in a different way. The second eldest once said to my father, "Isn't it quiet around here?" Yes, it is. We like it like that with the rare exception of a visit by them.
I am comfortable with quiet. If I am writing something other people's compositions tend to intrude unless there is quiet.