the question now is whether work is doable in this environment. on the one hand the decibel level is unreasonable but the sound itself is relatively constant and doesn't, of course, consist of words so it might not be as intrusive as one might think.
on the other hand I was at school for ten hours yesterday and my delicate constitution is trying to demand a rest but I'm not certain I can afford to give it one.
hm. yeah I think the noise is too much. I was just imagining reading Peirce and couldn't get a handle on the mere thought. library? earplugs? shopping district?