posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 04:36 AM
S&F!! It isn't a case of "turning it off", either, as you pointed out. You simply cannot get away from it. I don't even care what sort of music
it is; most places play it too loudly, and you can't NOT listen. If they kept the volume lower, that would be a start. Plus, nothing played at any
business should have lyrics about sex, drugs, etc. If it's controversial, leave it off the blasted playlist! That's assuming there is even a need
to play music at all. Shopping, I don't mind much, IF it is quiet, and IF there isn't anything objectionable. You can ignore it as background
noise. Restaurants? STOP THE MUSIC! Seriously; who wants to eat, and have to listen to someone else's choice in music? Country music in a burger
place. Pop music here. Mariachi music there. Why? The obsession with having televisions all over the place in restaurants is just as bad, or
worse. We actually stopped going, EVER, to one place here because they had some horrible trivia game going, and it was so loud, you could not even
hear yourself speak at the farthest end of the place. Big game on? Forget a quiet dinner! Come on, people, watch the games at home, and save the
trivia for a bar. Save the music, too. Let people eat in peace. When I worked at a bookstore many years back, we did play some music, but ONLY
instrumental stuff, and that very softly. Anything else, and people could not concentrate to shop. Music in a workplace? Totally uncalled for!
Don't blame the one person for taking measures.
I am not certain, either, that there isn't more to this. Looking at the stuff you hear most, it's like they are trying to program the masses.
"Listen to this." "Immorality is good." "Money is your god." "watch the game, and don't think." It's an audio-visual version of They