The muffler delete is a pretty cheap way to go to get sound. It is a little too loud for some people, but others say it's the best mod for the money. Some complain about hearing pops on decel...I'm going to get it done for my next mod and see for myself. My car is not my daily driver so I don't think it will be an issue. If I don't like it, it was only $75 anyway. Hope that helps!
I know how you feel. I was recently in Mexico and said "I have a bathroom", instead of "Where is the bathroom". You've never seen people laugh harder!