Day 5 of the 12 days of Christmas travel gifts features silence. Or as much silence as we can have on an airplane loaded with hangry passengers, amateur singers and crying infants of all ages. True story: I boarded my plan from London to Atlanta, sat in my seat and a family with a toddler started walking towards me. I was nervous and immediately concerned because the child was already vocally unhappy at being carried down the aisle and I prayed to the Sky Gods that she WOULD NOT sit directly behind me. She didn’t. The family sat in the middle and a few rows behind me and I while I avoided having my seat kicked for hours, I did hear the entire conversation she had with her parents. All of the “no you can’t”, “please sit down”, “do you need to potty”, “please eat your food”, “no you can’t do that” , “don’t kick the seat.”
I didn’t pack any headphones because I didn’t know I’d need them. I hoped she would eat and go to sleep but that didn’t happen. Then I remembered the earbuds provided by the airline, found them and plugged myself in. They were good, but kept falling out of my ears and I could still hear everything around me. I eventually fell asleep and when I woke, the earbuds were on the floor (yuck) and the kid was still going strong.
So, what was the lesson I learned? Be travel ready for loud situations including bad singers and small whiners. That’s why I’m telling you about these Bose noise cancelling headphones for day 5. If I’d had these I would have popped them on and zoned out to……..silence. Or Prince (if I can stop crying) or Earth, Wind and Fire. Today’s disclaimer: blah, blah, blah, Amazon affiliate link, blah, blah, blah, I will make a microscopic commission, blah, blah, blah, you don’t pay more, blah, blah blah.
What’s your noise silencing solution? Tell me!