6 August 2012, afternoon.
On Ma Tau Wai Road, a drizzling of rain; sprinkles, soundless.
I was about to suffer from a bout of sleepiness when I suddenly saw this ad.
For sale: a black plastic mat between the cloud, rain, and the air conditioner.
Reason: “On rainy days, water dripping on air conditioners keeps you awake!”
Function: To muffle the sound of rain.
Random thought: Get rid of the sound of raindrops —
doesn’t that make the air conditioner’s motor and the dripping water sound even clearer?