In our ongoing efforts to educate young rioters with the skills necessary to ward off scurvy while maximising their drinking budget in the new year please let me present an essential piece of equipment for any young single:
It looks like a fan, and it will move air around the place in a pleasing, cooling fashion. But to a young single in a share house its main purpose is as a white noise generator.
Has the cute housemate whom you kind of fancy brought home something unspeakable (perhaps met in Mooseheads?) and is now spending the night making unbelievable noises?
Perhaps the stoner housemate has a mate around and they’re talking loudly at 4am waiting for some stupid japanese cartoon to come on the TV at 9?
The soothing whoosh of the fan will cancel out background noises and, more often than not, make the difference between a night of good sleep and getting out of bed a bleary eyed ball of rage.
Note for new players, some fans are marvels of engineering which will silently push a laminar flow of air. You don’t want one of those. You want a really noisy one that claws the air out of the room.
(Bonus tip: should you be the lucky one, who meets something unspeakable and starts making unbelievable noises through the night, having the fan on full bore in your room WILL reduce the noises emerging to keep your flatmates awake. Unless of course you’re trying to show off)