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    Category: Musical Mayhem

    They Heard You Loud And Clear

    | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Lazy/Unhelpful, Musical Mayhem

    (There’s a fashion shop near where I work that blasts their music so loud that we get complaints from customers about the noise in our shop. I can only stand being in the actual shop for a few moments, so never shop in there. One day I go in and grab one of their feedback forms. I start filling it in and get to the complaints area asking if there is anything that I don’t like about the store. That’s when I notice they’ve added:)

    Complaints Form: “‘Music is too loud,’ is not an acceptable complaint.”

    Queens Of The Wrong Age

    | USA | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Musical Mayhem

    (It’s the end of the day and I have ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk playing on my MP3 player loud enough to be heard by my coworker.)

    Coworker: *gets all excited hearing the music* “I love Queen!”

    Me: *face-palm*

    This Job Is Just Impossible

    | Minneapolis, MN, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Movies & TV, Musical Mayhem

    (At this store we wear headsets to communicate with each other since it is a big store. This conversation takes place over the headsets as Coworker #1 is following around a suspected shoplifter to make sure they don’t take anything.)

    Coworker #1: “I feel like I’m in Mission Impossible, being all sneaky like this.”

    Coworker #2: *starts humming ‘Mission Impossible’ theme song*

    Coworker #3: “Now you just need to do a duck and roll behind a rack.”

    Manager: “I will give someone $20 if they do a duck and roll on the sales floor right now.”

    (I was back in the fitting rooms getting some very strange looks from customers as I burst out laughing for no apparent reason.)

    Music Of The Lord (Of The Ring)

    | Provo, UT, USA | Bosses & Owners, Musical Mayhem, Religion, Theme Of The Month

    (I am one of the organists for our congregation. My roommate is the chorister. Halfway through the meeting, the bishop beckons my roommate over and she comes to talk to me soon after.)

    Roommate: “Um, the bishop wants to know if we can prepare a musical number in the next few minutes. The person on the program isn’t here today.”

    (We converse for a minute, decide on a hymn that we both know and perform it when called upon. Because the bishop took advantage of our unfailing musicality, I decide to have a little fun for postlude music. I play ‘Hogwarts Hymn’ and the ‘Rohan’ theme as the congregation is leaving the chapel. A few weeks later, I have to play again on very short notice. I do the same thing…)

    Passing Deacon: “Is that… May the Force Be With You?”

    Me: “Good ear.”

    (The same bishop comes over a minute later.)

    Bishop: “I can’t tell you how much we enjoy your music.”

    Me: “Thanks, Bishop.”

    (A few months later, there is a new bishop and I’m supposed to be playing a solo in church. They accidentally forget until the end of the meeting, when they ask me to play it. I play it, but am slightly exasperated and play ‘Return of the King.’)

    Roommate: “You know what I want for next Sunday…”

    Me: “July 31? Yes, I do.”

    (The next week is the birthday of Harry Potter. I slow the music down a lot, but start playing ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ between ‘I Believe in Christ’ and ‘God Speed the Right.’)

    Bishop: “Your music is wonderful!”

    Me: “Thanks, Bis—”

    Same Passing Deacon: “Is that Harry Potter?”

    (I didn’t get away with it after that.)

    My Boss Is Just (Ministry Of) Magic

    | UT, USA | Bosses & Owners, Musical Mayhem, Theme Of The Month

    (My boss is a very stylish dresser. On this day, we have a fire alarm that’s not just a drill. We’re all standing outside and talking while we wait for the firemen to check everything out.)

    Me: “[Boss,] I like your dress.”

    (It’s a mint-green dress with musical instruments all over it.)

    Boss: “Thanks! It’s my Ms. Frizzle costume!”

    Me: “I have one, too! Except mine is covered in planets and stars!”

    Boss: “Oh, you should wear that for Halloween!”

    Me: “Actually, I’m going to be Professor Umbridge for Halloween this year. I have a wand and enjoy looking evil.”

    Boss: “That is so great!”

    (A few days later, we have meeting.)

    Boss: “I promised I’d do something special this time and so…”

    (She pulls out a recorder and proceeds to play ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Harry Potter.’ I love my boss.)


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