Thanks for the supportive words, guys! Really, wailing with a cause doesn't distress me much. On Friday, I was more pissed at myself for presenting TW with the image of wailing baby as she left for her first day back at work. Not what she needed.
What really drives me up a wall is wailing with no apparent cause. I think it's a guy thing, or maybe it's related to being in the sciences. I want everything to have an assignable cause. When 7 out of 8 wailing episodes have a cause (hunger, messy diaper, overheating, etc.) the remaining one in eight that appears randomly generated makes me crazy...-er... crazier.
But inspired by the pharmaceutical industry, I'm learning to stop searching for a cause on those, and instead search for a way to relieve the symptom (i.e. the wailing). Now, if I can only find a way to profit financially from this mindset, I'll be set!