Besides the composed person which can drive us batty are the ones who whistle randomly. These whistlers will not even have a song you can recognize either, it is just random notes. I was in the store last week and thought I had moved away from the offending whistler when I find her following me down the aisle. I look back as if she had startled me and all she does is smile at my little girl and passes on by with no concept that I crave SILENCE. Yes silence...its what most moms dream about. We have all run across the loud cell phone talker in the store and it is amazing what insight you have into their lives by listening to their one conversation. It has been proven that when we get on the phone our voices will rise thus making the whole store privy to our life.
So back to silence. I read once where people are uncomfortable with silence and being by themselves. Are we not happy with ourselves? Do we need constant interaction? I was telling my husband how I had run into a mom at babies play group who basically told me her life story in a matter of an hour. I don't even think she came up for a breath of air. I literally could go into deep detail about why she stopped nursing at four months, how horrible her birthing experience was at the hospital, and some of her adoption history. Hubby told me she is probably lonely and yes thinking back I would have to agree. However, I really don't have the energy especially being pregnant for people who have energy vampire sucking skills. They can be quite draining and you do feel bad for them, but you realize that you can't be their listening box. You just can't!!!
Anyway, silence is golden and if you come up with how to handle the whistlers, please let me know. I am so tempted to tell them they aren't very good at it. Maybe then just maybe they will get the hint that silence is the ultimate mommy heaven. Well unless you like the music group Garbage and enjoy one of their classics and you guessed it "Silence is Golden."