I am also in Bangkok right now sitting in my hotel. Nice and quiet now. During 90% of he rest of the day, it's noisy as tuck. I guess I am used to it.
I live on a residential street in Brooklyn. We had a rather large pothole right in front of my place a while back. The sounds of the vehicles running over it every day drove me crazy. 3-4 311 tickets and the contractor finally came to fix it........appr 8 months later. That was as noisy as it gets on my block.