Annoying Stall Warning Horn
There definitely are some sounds that, for whatever reason, tap into some subconscious mental programming of each person. Like sound effects in radio commercials that sound like an alarm signal from the cockpit, for example. In my case, I get extremely stressed by the ring of a classic doorbell. Not the “ding-dong” type, but the “rrrrriiiiing” type, if you know what I mean. I had a doorbell like that in one of my old apartments. I don’t know why, but whenever that bell rang, my heart jumped a beat and I became totally stressed and anxious. Glad I don’t live there anymore.
Since becoming a dad, I’ve become susceptible to children’s cries and screams, but that just gets my attention and doesn’t stress me.
I’m sure you guys also have example for sounds like that. Maybe the stall warning horn even? 🙂