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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby PigBloodCake » 14 May 2012, 09:13

tomthorne wrote:
touduke wrote:You know those who drive slowly around your block advertising something, like during weekends at 9AM.
Recently trucks get louder, they make kids cry and wake up ten-thousands of sleepers.
For some reason, this is the one thing here in Taiwan among all other annoyances that I'd love to confront for my personal satisfaction. No doubt you can imaging me yelling at a driver to STFU, but I'd like to find a more sophisticated (and more successful) way.
So far I have spoken politely to 2 drivers who where stopping on the road - of course to absolutely no avail. Both seems so unbelievably callous and indifferent - all they did was compliment me on my Chinese :D.

It is tricky. We can't report them (like a very loud scooter with illegal tail pipe or a obstructing car) cause AFAIK these trucks and their loud audio are legal. As a first step I'd like to let them know that they are a unwelcome nuisance.


Do you know that they deliberately turn up the volume if they know that a whitey is in the local area?


Now THAT'S micro-aggression :wink:
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby touduke » 14 May 2012, 14:03

Taiwan Luthiers wrote:
PigBloodCake wrote:I'm surprised we don't have an "uber-loud temple trucks in tandem" thread yet :ponder:


I am wondering if paint bombs are in order... or perhaps just run up to a truck and toss a smoke grenade in the cab...


Taiwan Luthiers, ha! Well I'm not after urban warfare. Basically I'd just like to get through to those guys that they are a nuisance.
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby Nuit » 14 May 2012, 14:22

I was thinking about these only an hour or so ago. I accept and embrace them, and welcome them as they drive past. But how can they drive around all day, all week, all year, with the same damn refrain? You'd think at some point Mr Wang would get home and say to his wife:
"You know, I'm TIRED of listening to that same old stuff. Let's record something new. Something different."

But no, they're going to drive around for the next 20 years with the same old, same old.


Just like my baba (taiwan baba) who drove us to and from the train station this weekend (40 mins each way) with the same CD in the player, with 1 track on constant repeat. Doesn't he NOTICE that the same song is playing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again? Because I sure did.
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby touduke » 14 May 2012, 16:06

as much as I agree on the topic of dull monotony, and for me it's the question if they are just 麻木 or rather 麻木不仁, I can't agree on the 'embracing them' part, I think these trucks are (at least sometimes) so loud, it's like someone is shooting at me and my family. drive by shooting.
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 14 May 2012, 16:17

Another way to deal with them...

Break into army base/get military officer relatives to pull strings/whatever and get a Javelin missile launcher and a few missile tubes.

Wait for sound truck to come.

Arm missile, wait for lock, pull the trigger

No more sound trucks
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby touduke » 14 May 2012, 17:25

Taiwan Luthiers wrote:Another way to deal with them...

Break into army base/get military officer relatives to pull strings/whatever and get a Javelin missile launcher and a few missile tubes.

Wait for sound truck to come.

Arm missile, wait for lock, pull the trigger

No more sound trucks


with one shot?
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby antarcticbeech » 14 May 2012, 17:28

touduke wrote:as much as I agree on the topic of dull monotony, and for me it's the question if they are just 麻木 or rather 麻木不仁, I can't agree on the 'embracing them' part, I think these trucks are (at least sometimes) so loud, it's like someone is shooting at me and my family. drive by shooting.


I see many Taiwanese working very hard for very little money touduke. Like this guy, who walks around on his knees collecting recycling for a crust. He does this all through summer and I can't imagine how hot it must be walking around on the streets all day on your knees, right down next to the asphalt.

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The guys driving the uber-loud spam trucks may be quite happy just to have a job, especially one that is so easy. I know that if I was among the ranks of the recyclers I'd jump at the chance.
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby EddieG » 14 May 2012, 21:17

I was thinking about reporting them under the noisy vehicle law just the other day. Is it really not possible? Has anyone tried? I could stand them when living in Taipei but here in Yilan it's just awful.
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 14 May 2012, 21:30

EddieG wrote:I was thinking about reporting them under the noisy vehicle law just the other day. Is it really not possible? Has anyone tried? I could stand them when living in Taipei but here in Yilan it's just awful.


I don't see much of them around Tianmu, there must be a reason for this...
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Re: uber-loud spam trucks

Postby Nuit » 14 May 2012, 21:32

I suspect the 'noisy vehicle law' may one of the harder Taiwanese laws to get enforced. The Taiwanese thrive off noise, IMO. I've realised that if my local neighbourhood is still quiet, come around 10am, it's the duty of someone to go out and make some noise.

Perish the thought that there's peace and quiet all day. Quick, can someone do some sanding or light drilling?!
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