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What The Fuck Is That New Siren Sound

A dumb fucking ambulance

At least three times a day, whatever I’m doing is interrupted by that new, moaning siren sound. What the fuck is it?

You know what I’m talking about. It’s high-pitched, like a siren, but it’s long, drawn-out, and sad. It doesn’t sound urgent at all. If I heard that siren, I wouldn’t pull my car over to the side of the road.

The reason it’s so fucking annoying is that it’s not a typical, regular, New York City siren, so I can’t just tune it out. But it also doesn’t sound siren-enough to signal an actual emergency.

It’s a new sound, and it only started this semester. Why was it introduced?

I finally caught a glimpse of the siren source the other day, walking home from class. There it was: an ambulance, crawling up Broadway, with lights flashing, and that stupid fucking siren sound blaring from the speakers. Was this ambulance in a rush? Didn’t sound like it. Were cars moving out of its way? Nope. If this were a real emergency, that would be a really dumb fucking siren to use.

So, I want to know, whose idea was it to start using these sirens, why are they used, and when will it stop?

Please comment below if you have answers or, like me, you’re belligerently annoyed. Everyone else on Bwog thinks I’m crazy!

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  • Karen L. Mack says:

    @Karen L. Mack All of a sudden here in Sacramento California we have that stupid annoying high pitched long-ass fucking siren!! I don’t think your crazy

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous There’s also a new, deep, booming sound late at night, near 116th & Broadway. At first I thought it was thunder, but it’s not. Could it emanate from Shake Shack? What is it?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous The weird sirens are from private ambulance services, not the city’s ambulances. Since there’s a ton of private hospitals/other healthcare facilities around Columbia, there’s a ton of private ambulances who have their own weird sirens

    1. Sarah Dahl says:

      @Sarah Dahl Thank you! I feel like these specific sirens are new since last year though…

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