An apology ahead of time for this post.  But if you knew how much emotional energy I’ve put into this topic over the last few months, you would feel the following rant is justified.


So I have this pet water fountain for my cats…  And I get a little irrationally crazy over the noise from the pump.  It can be rather loud, and there’s not always much you can do about it,  so my frustration is slightly justified.  But my craziness about it is not.

If the motor on the refrigerator is running, or the fan above the stove is on,  you can’t hear a thing.  I often think if I could just move somewhere where I didn’t have the cat’s food and water in my dining room, I might be okay.  But in the morning or the evening, when I’m sitting in my quiet apartment, enjoying the peacefulness of solitude, and the damn pump is humming, I kind of lose it.

It’s a little embarrassing, which is why I’m confessing on the internet.  (Why keep bad behavior to yourself?)  Although, I am not willing to detail my craziness, so you’ll just have to use your imagination.

But that to say, I just put in a new pump yesterday, which is louder than the old.  I think I’m going to have to switch back.  I can’t take it.  I can hear it from here.


[Side note for the less insane: The company is going to send a new impeller in case mine is warped, which would cause noise. Let’s hope that’s it.  Every time I email, I try to get them to admit their product is substandard, but so far no dice.]