Neighbor apparently has some sort of fountain thing near their home. Neighbor probably thinks that the sound of flowing water is soothing and relaxing. Many of you would probably agree with neighbor.
My first thoughts as I passed by their house going home this night were not relaxing at all. They were kind-of stressful: “Oh my God… Did someone leave the faucet on? But it sounds so loud… Is the bathtub overflowing? What a horrible waste of water… Oh, is that a fountain? I wonder if it recycles water… And if not, I wonder how big their water bill is…”
I do think flowing water is relaxing. It’s just that my first reflex is apparently conservation and stinginess.