I think when people talk about or hear the term "noise pollution" they think of traffic jams, living under or next to an airport, crying babies in restaurants, etc. However, when I think of noise pollution I think of those obnoxious assholes on the train who are listening to their music sans headphones.
If you live in a city with public transportation you know what I'm talking about.
People with their smart phones (or even what I like to call "dumb phones" that still play music) on, playing music as loud as they can and annoying everyone around them by not wearing headphones.
It doesn't even matter WHAT music they're listening to. It could be my FAVORITE song in the whole wide world but the little speakers just don't make it sound good. Not to mention I DON'T WANT TO LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC AT 8AM ON MY WAY TO WORK!!!!
Go to the Dollar Store and buy a lousy 99 cent pair of headphones and USE THEM!!!
I'm tempted to go and buy a bunch and keep them in my purse to hand them out to these creeps with a giant sweet smile and say "Help prevent noise pollution" and go on my way.
I swear one of these days I'm just going to throw someone's phone out the goddamn window!