Chris Hannah

Stopping Audio at the Front Door


I’m not sure if this is a thing that other people do. But I never listen to anything, whether it’s a podcast, or just music, as I enter my house.

For some strange reason the transition to moving inside while listening to something, just feels a bit dirty to me. Maybe that’s not the right word, but it has a similar effect.

I used to just turn the volume down as I entered, but that still felt uncomfortable to me. So whatever it is, I always have to pause any audio before opening my door. Luckily I have AirPods, and can just tap the side of one to do this.

What’s maybe even more strange is that I rarely listen to anything using head/earphones indoors. The only exceptions are when I’m on a video call for work, and I’m not alone in the house, or if I have over-ear headphones on while focussing on writing or development. Both rare occasions.