can i just say how much i HATE it when grown adults COVER THEIR EARS at loud noises? i take the train to work, and EVERYDAY without fail, the train approaches and there's a handful of middle-aged working professionals covering their ears and making wincing faces LIKE 6 YEAR OLDS. the rest of us stand there like NORMAL people because it's NOT LOUD AT ALL.
and the worst, i mean the WORST, is when we are exiting the train and people cover their ears. IT'S NOT EVEN MOVING OR MAKING ANY NOISE. GROW UP.