I guess noise happens everywhere but here in Puerto Rico we don’t have the laws in place to make it stop. Locally there are a set of vehicles with speakers making noise and broadcasting music or a message. There are many people that use these tactics from various walks of life to get the attention of everyone and here are a few examples.
Car Dealerships – They play loud music to supposedly attract individuals to go in and buy a car. From my perspective I have never gone car shopping gauging who is playing my favorite type of music much less who is playing it the loudest.
Vianderos – In some towns and places there are still individuals who carry produce and other items to your door. They do make enough noise to let you know what items they have and to make you run out of the house so you can stop them.
Radio Shack and other Retail stores – In the strip malls you have Radio Shack playing music or better said making noise along other retail stores with the same mentality of if you make noise they will come.
Politicians – Individuals responsible for most of the noise. I am not familiar with any politician trying to go after a law trying to limit the amount of noise you can do publicly during the day. But on the other side I would say they are the people responsible for making the most noise especially when the elections are getting closer.
This morning I kept on hearing noise with music and I could not define what it was. Eventually it got closer and about 9:20 a.m., I was able to define that the noise was coming from a SUV with speakers. The objective was blasting a message to wish all mothers a happy mother’s day from a guy that I have never heard of before. See the video of the vehicle when it made its third run near our house.
Locally I see many businesses taking the approach of broadcasting such as car dealers talking about a new car that came into the lot. But I see very few of them actually solving issues or answering questions to close the deal on sales. Instead of making sure they have a customer that is interested they just bombard them with information which in most occasions is useless.
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