Tonight’s NOT theme is things that are designed in such a way that are unnecessarily loud or rough etc. For no reason.
I’ll start. The default volume on my headset at work is way too fucking loud. I have the kind that goes over 1 ear, and I intentionally use it on my bad ear. That’s my left ear, thanks to how working at a call center about a decade ago noticeably damaged my hearing in that ear. At this point, I don’t see a reason to subject my good ear to additional noise.
So anyways. Every goddamn time I start a meeting on my work phone, I’m always having to immediately crank the volume significantly DOWN and that’s crazy to me. There’s no reason to default so loud on a setting. You’d think they would default to quieter so that folks could raise volume as needed!