Thursday, November 12, 2015

Whoever Invented Backseat Speaker Deserves Eternal Hell

I'll never forget the first time I experienced the noise from a backseat speaker. I had just buckled into my in-laws' car and the blast almost blasted me through the roof. I let out a scream from the pain, and they innocently asked what was wrong. From the time they had gotten their new car, nobody had ever sat in back, and I was the first one to have experienced/suffered the noise from that speaker.

Those in the front seat didn't find it loud, but it blasted into my ears most painfully. In Israel I traveled by bus mostly, and cars there hadn't yet been equipped with them. Afterwards, they too had them, and the torture became international.

In recent years I hadn't had the bad experiences, that is until very recently, when twice in the space of a week I found myself traveling with fingers in my ears.

It's clear that whoever came up with that invention never had to travel with it on while sitting in the backseat.

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