I Hate the Sound of a Vacuum Cleaner

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 105 People

    Since I Was a Baby.

    My mother was only fifteen when she gave birth to me.  So, of course, she wasn't at her peak maturity (I still don't think she is).  When her friends would come over, she would run the vacuum under my crib to see me freak out.  I guess one day she was vacuuming and...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    May 28, 2009

    Dear Mr.vacuum Cleaner!

    Dear Mr.Vacuum Cleaner,                                                                                                  PLEASE SHUT UP...
    girlsonboats girlsonboats
    Jul 21, 2011

    Simple Reasoning

    My father cleaned house when he was unhappy.  He typically started by vacuuming.  An unhappy father always led to pain for me, so I came to associate the sound of the vacuum with being punished....whether I deserved it or not.So yeah.  The logic to why I hate that sound is...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jul 21, 2011


    And I thought that it was just me! We have recently had a carpet laid in the office where I work. When I arrived there the other day, our Refreshments Executive (Tea Lady) was vacuuming near my desk, After thirty seconds I had to ask her to stop as it was driving me nuts - as the...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight
    66-70, M
    Jan 25, 2011

    Vacuum Cleaner

    I hate it so much that sometimes, I don't even feel like vacuuming not to hear the sound of it.They also sell the silent vacuum cleaner which we still hear a little.  I don't know if they came out with a new one, no sound at all.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2011

    Nobel Prize

    When I was a student i used to prepare for my exams with the volume of the radio wide open as if there was a party in my place.  It helped me to concentrate.  This may sound paradoxical but the blaring sound was necessary.  I had taken the habit of skipping...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2010


    It just gets in my head and drives me wild. Do the people who make vacuums compete to see who can make the most annoying sound??? It's just ridiculous how annoying they are. Grrrr...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2007

    Ughh i hate it so much,

    i always have to leave the room
    tootaloo tootaloo
    18-21, F
    Aug 22, 2014

    Can't Stand It

    it's such a loud, shrieky, uniquely awful sound. you guys know what i'm talking about. we got a new vacuum a while ago, and that actually sounds way worse than the old one. go figure. the only appliance that sounds worse is the blender. now that thing really drives me nuts!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2008

    Always Hated Them.

    Here is why: When I was an infant, my mother would run the vacuum under my crib on purpose because it freaked me out.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    Dec 28, 2009

    For As Long As I Remember

    For as long as I remember, I have hated the sound of vacuum cleaners. It is my fingernails on a chalkboard. I hate it so much that I refuse to vacuum. My family thinks it is just an excuse but it is a sound that makes me irrationally angry. I wish to never hear that sound again.
    bboops23 bboops23
    26-30, F
    Jun 26, 2013

    So Damn Loud!

    Especially the older ones who roar like a mighty enraged beast with a deep loud rumble. Shut the hell up! They need to make more vacuum cleaners with very little noise when you use them.I hate vacuum cleaners...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 16, 2011

    Thought I Was The Only One!

    I hate the sound so bad, but I don't know if it's because it's so irritating or I'm just really scared by it. I can't even vacuum if I'm alone in the house...I wonder if they make silent ones...
    klr0712 klr0712
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2012
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