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Old 03-01-08, 05:43 AM
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Windchimes serve no purpose

Windchimes serve no purpose except to annoy the neighbors. The home behind ours has some windchimes that I just recently noticed. I don't hear them while in our house, but when I open the garage door and walk to my car I hear 'em. Besides not really getting how that sound is pleasant, the tone is similar to our house alarm when our door opens. So, when I step outside after turning on our alarm I hear the chimes and think for a second that our home alarm is about to go off. Odd "problem" and not that big of a deal, but it made me wonder why people enjoy those things.
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Old 03-01-08, 06:15 AM
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Can't stand the damn things. Some previous neighbours had them and on a windy night they drove me crazy. Since when is a clanging piece of metal soothing or relaxing? If you want to get a baby to sleep would you start hammering on a frying pan? If you have one of these hanging up outside you should skip the pretense and just write 'I am an idiot' across your forehead. And yes, your neighbours do hate you.
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Old 03-01-08, 06:54 AM
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There's a purpose to them and I maintain that well made quality Wind chimes sound awesome in a gentle breeze. It's those cheap crappy ones that can sound like shit and do more annoying than soothing.
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Can't stand the damn things. Some previous neighbours had them and on a windy night they drove me crazy. Since when is a clanging piece of metal soothing or relaxing?
Most wind chimes (the ones being loud and stupid sounding) mimic the chaos going on inside their brains.
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Don't they let you know when it's windy out?
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I guess you're my neighbor. They politely requested I take them down.

I'm too much of a gentleman to politely request another neighbor to take their barking dog down.
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I guess you're my neighbor. They politely requested I take them down.
A single guy living alone that hung windchimes? How gay are you?
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They go jingle jingle. Next you'll take away the sleigh bells.
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
A single guy living alone that hung windchimes? How gay are you?

I have a small wind chime hanging in my Bathroom window and I'm single.

You owe me a "handy"!
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I love wind chimes. The sound of silence is maddening!
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They let you know when it's windy out. Of course, around here, the wind blows all the time, so you need something a little sturdier.

Ranchers around here use an anvil hanging on a chain from an iron post. They can look out the window and see:

Anvil rocking gently on the pole- normal weather.

Anvil clanging on the pole- high winds, tie your hat on, and don't let small animals outdoors.

Anvil blowing straight out from pole- time to stake down the cattle.

Anvil is white- snow

Anvil not visible- dust storm
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
They let you know when it's windy out. Of course, around here, the wind blows all the time, so you need something a little sturdier.

Ranchers around here use an anvil hanging on a chain from an iron post. They can look out the window and see:

Anvil rocking gently on the pole- normal weather.

Anvil clanging on the pole- high winds, tie your hat on, and don't let small animals outdoors.

Anvil blowing straight out from pole- time to stake down the cattle.

Anvil is white- snow

Anvil not visible- dust storm
fence section in your neighbor's yard gets ripped up and flies away...

it's a windy day in the ABQ...

can't see 30 feet in front of you on the road...

dust storm in the ABQ...
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Man, I'd love a set of really nice windchimes. You know, the big kind that makes deep bass notes in the breeze? Just tremendous. When I was a kid, we had a big screened porch with a lot of windchimes, and sometimes I'd just sit in there on a windy day and just meditate.
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Beats the hell out of listening to my neighbor blow-dry his car with the leaf blower at 10:00 at night.
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Originally Posted by NCMojo
Man, I'd love a set of really nice windchimes. You know, the big kind that makes deep bass notes in the breeze? Just tremendous. When I was a kid, we had a big screened porch with a lot of windchimes, and sometimes I'd just sit in there on a windy day and just meditate.

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Yeah I saw that. I think they meant "gifts of art" but looking at the guys in that photo, they probably thought "gift so fart" would be funny.

I know one thing, I'll never forget the name of that site.
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Yeah I saw that. I think they meant "gifts of art" but looking at the guys in that photo, they probably thought "gift so fart" would be funny.

I know one thing, I'll never forget the name of that site.
Or, what was it... "Pen Island"???
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Ranchers around here use an anvil hanging on a chain from an iron post.
Yep, go big or stay at home.
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A single guy living alone that hung windchimes? How gay are you?
"What's a man doing with a bobby pin?"
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I have wind chimes on my balcony, and they sound a lot better than the planes overhead and the police cars with the sirens, and if my neighbors don't like them, too bad I don't like the music they play all night long.
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Originally Posted by SlartyBart
Can't stand the damn things. Some previous neighbours had them and on a windy night they drove me crazy. Since when is a clanging piece of metal soothing or relaxing? If you want to get a baby to sleep would you start hammering on a frying pan? If you have one of these hanging up outside you should skip the pretense and just write 'I am an idiot' across your forehead. And yes, your neighbours do hate you.


I used to live in an apartment building. The woman in the apartment below me had windchimes on her balcony. Which basically meant they were outside my apartment window. She left them up year-round. In Michigan.

Nothing drove me crazier than the non-stop clanging in March of the goddamn wind-chimes. I have hated wind-chimes ever since. Pointless, rude, and annoying.

They must be stopped.
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