Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Anti-teenager device

A fellow in Wales has invented a device that emits a high-pitched noise to stop teenagers from loitering in front of stores. Since our hearing deteriorates with age, few shoppers over 30 can even hear the sound at all. I have to admit it is a clever concept, but given how much high-pitched noises can bother me, I can't really say I would be in favor of it coming into common use. Besides, small children out with their parents would probably hear the noise even better than teenagers. Think of the children, man!

1 comment:

john said...

I saw that too. The first thing that came to my mind was -- where the heck are the parents of these kids? The guy in Wales invented it to combat kids loitering in front of a store and hassling customers.

If I found out one of my sons was partaking in this, I would march him right down to said store and put him under indentured servitude under the owner.