May 16, 2010

The Cricket

A few weeks ago, I was in an empty classroom speaking with a teacher. She suddenly interrupted our conversation with, "Do you hear that?"

I looked around and all I heard was the air conditioner humming. 

"What is it?" I asked

"It's a cricket! It is so loud!" she exclaimed.

I wanted to hear it. I got up and walked all over the room listening for it. The teacher told me it was coming from the back corner of the room. I walked over to the area straining my neck, cocking my head to the right, cupping my good ear with my hand desperate to hear the cricket. I pushed the buttons on my hearing aid changing the settings to see if it helped. But, I still could not hear it. Apparently, it was very loud. Even random people walking in heard it.

I was jealous. 

You know how when you are told that you can't do something, you suddenly want to do it badly? This was how I felt. I wanted to hear that cricket! What does it sound like? I needed to know terribly!

They eventually found it hiding in a trash bag apparently still chirping away.



  1. It usually sound like it, cricket. at least to me.

  2. you can try googling cricket sounds.. and adjust the volume you want

  3. LOL. I still wanted to hear THAT cricket. It's stupid I know. Thanks, though, I am going to Google it and I will turn up the volume.
    You know what is weird, is that sometimes I can hear them at night, if there are a lot of them, but for some reason I could not hear that one cricket in a small classroom. It drove me crazy.



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