I’ve seen enough Orange is the New Black to understand the concept of The Shoe- the place where inmates go for solitary confinement/punishment. Now, since I am thankfully not in prison, I can say that that place sounds like heaven.
Just once I’d like to be at home and not hear the constant banter of my kids! Whether they’re getting along and playing a virtual game where every second they each have to speak- or whether they’re arguing over whose turn it is to walk the dog- there is never any silence in my life.
I get that some would say, “it’ll be quiet when you’re dead,” but in the meantime, I wish there was a “shoe” that I could go in for a few weeks. Just a nice, quiet room with a bed and a toilet- where I can hear my own thoughts.