11:11:37 PM Jan 11th 2015
This appears to be about literal dripping of water, and not a tiny routine noise that gets amplified out of all proportion in the person's mind. Is there a similar trope for (say), Pinocchio, where Jiminy Cricket tries to sleep, and all the clock ticking suddenly amplifies?
01:40:38 AM Jan 12th 2015
Might want to ask in the Trope Finder.