I’m sitting in Starbucks (surprise!) and the CD playing is so atrocious I can’t concentrate. So much for reading with a latte in an oversize chair.
Look at your calendar. Last I checked, November 17 is too early for Christmas music. (I know this topic is addressed so often it’s become trite. Give me a moment.)
It’s worse still when those untimely tunes are crooned loudly and off key! I know the Christmas décor and products are intended to boost sales. (And I’m highly susceptible to these ploys. Whenever new merchandise fills the shelves, I rush to examine the brightly colored goods. I’m ready to drop $20 on a set of mugs from the last merchandize blitz.)
However, when the music is this painful, I’m surprised customers aren’t running out of the store! The girls studying near me muttered to each other, “This is horrible.” The song they complained about was followed by another that should have been retired years ago. There’s no place for “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in a coffee shop—ever.