About half of the replies so far have offered good constructive suggestions. To you people, thanks. I will try your ideas. The other half of the responses imply that the problem is more with me than the car. To you guys, its easier and cheeper to fix the car than to fix me. By the way, I don't mind the sound of children laughing...It's when they get quiet that I know they are up to something.
My comment about the 'harp like' key chimes seems to be the biggest trigger of negativity here. Perhaps my use of the word 'hate' was too strong. But the sound of a harp would make more sense in a Lincoln Continental than in a screamng sports car.
Anyways, to those who like the chimes, here is a recording of a harp for you. A peace offering.