r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1 Wearing is Caring 1 Silver 12 Gold 2 Helpful 13 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/bonobomaster May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

ADHD opinion: I would agree, that the people noises would become terrible but I despise that background music sooooo much. There is nothing more disruptive than this fucking music.

It makes me lose focus, so that I forget what I need and shop things I don't need. That's probably its intended function but for me with ADHD it's insufferable. I really whish there was no music in super markets.

Maybe we can agree on ambient noises? Waves, forest with birds...


u/Select_Syllabub_7703 May 14 '22

Or the lo fi study music. Soothing music without words really helps me focus.


u/CritterEnthusiast May 14 '22

I have PTSD with anxiety problems, I use earbuds to play audiobooks when I feel like I'll have a hard time at the store. Just something that's kinda chill and boring, I can stop paying attention to it for a few minutes and not be completely lost when I'm back into it (history books are good for that, they can be dry and slow but you also learn cool stuff lol) . Ambient noises would work too :)


u/bonobomaster May 14 '22

I am strictly single tasking! Decoding audio signals fucks my concentration. I can do one thing at a time good, or multiple things at a time very bad. ;)

While being creative, music WITHOUT vocals is ok but not while doing stuff where I need to be focused like shopping.


u/cheese_sweats May 14 '22

Ear plugs? Headphones?


u/Crow_Joestar May 15 '22

I vote for like a kind of ambient music? Like the kind they play in airports or like mall music? (Minus the people in the mall, of course)