I’m taking an Interpersonal Communications class this semester. Last night while watching TV I was working on a homework question about noise during a message transfer. Since this is a straightforward, simple question that I remember learning in junior high school I didn’t take it too seriously. Obviously:
Give three examples of disruptive noise that you are experiencing at this moment, and a solution for each of them.
1) Stinky Pug Dog Farts—forcing Gas-X strips onto my dog’s tongue can easily solve this noise interference.
2) 90210—the show I’ve been longing to see for the past ten years is back on air. Yippee! This noise here is both literal and psychological. The show playing on my TV while I am working on homework is a literal noise that could easily be shut off, but hell no! I’m very busy yelling at the TV for not showing me any Tori Spelling cameos. Can you believe that? My inner dialogue on the subject is the psychological noise.
3) The mirror is my closet is also considered noise. After watching “90210” I needed to check the mirror to make sure I aged better than Brenda Walsh. Luckily I did, and the noise was easy to minimize by walking away.
I thought about redoing the question, but the two glasses of wine I consumed told me not to. In fact they told me to have a tubby, put on comfy jammies and go to bed. I always listen to the voices in my wine, so I did just that.