Has anyone here been in a place or a situation where you can’t just leave or expect to only be there for a few minutes, and meanwhile, someone is playing a type of music you don’t like? You have no control over the music being played, or it wouldn’t have been appropriate to ask that the music be changed. At my previous job, a retail store, we had a five-disc CD changer. The rotation of the CDs was infrequent and we’d all get stuck listening to the same CDs day after day, usually at least twice in the course of one shift. The CDs I remember were Ace of Base, No Doubt, and Garth Brooks, plus a few others. Being a hard rock fan I didn’t really like any of these in the first place , and hearing them played repeatedly at least a dozen times a week made them even more maddening. How glad I was the day the CD player broke and they replaced it with a radio tuner. The music wasn’t necessarily any better, but at least it was more varied.
When I was 13 I was at a friend’s house for a sleepover. That night he played The Cars Heartbeat City five times in a row, turning the tape over each time it reached the end. About halfway through the fifth play I couldn’t stand it any longer and asked him to PLEEEEZE play a different tape!
Then when I was around the same age I rode with a friend and his Mom to go skiing almost every weekend. It was about an hour’s drive to the ski area. His mom had a bumper sticker on her car that read “If it ain’t country, it ain’t music!” and she lived by this, as all she ever played was country music, forcing both me and my friend to listen to it all the way there and back. How nice it was to get home and put on some Motley Crue.