- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
Too much noise can be dangerous
To the editor:
Joe Sullivan is so right about the noise level from music and TVs everywhere you go in Cape Girardeau.
I'm new here. My first visit to a doctor's office and a dentist included a TV blaring in the waiting room and music in the patient rooms. I could hardly hear the nurses or doctors. The chance of misunderstanding what they were saying was great and could lead to serious medical mistakes.
I spend as little time as possible in the grocery store. The rock 'n' roll is awful.
Eating out in Cape Girardeau can be a nightmare. Customers talking, service sounds and loud music make it impossible to hear your dinner partner.
It has been established that constant loud noises in the workplace can lead to hearing loss. Businesses in Cape Girardeau need to think about the welfare of their employees as well as the comfort of their customers.
At least shut the racket off on certain days or during certain hours to we can do business in peace.
LEA WASHBURN, Cape Girardeau