Optional bonus question: What are your favorite and least favorite sounds? Did you ever have a job where you got to hear your favorite sound(s)?
At every job I had when I lived in Europe, I could hear church bells. I loved how they marked time, how they reminded you, with each hour, of the pleasure of sound. I also have a fondness for the crackling and scraping sounds of baking bread, which I did a lot of in Europe, as well.