Category: Musical Mayhem


Time To Face The Music And Get Educated

| VA, USA | Employees, Musical Mayhem, School

(I am getting my hair cut, and the conversation turns toward my school work. I am a musician.)

Me: “Since I want to get my doctorate, I will be in school for nine or ten years once it’s all done.”

Hairdresser: “Wow, I didn’t know musicians had to be smart!”

(There was no more conversation.)


Singing For Your Supper

| MO, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre/Silly, Employees, Musical Mayhem

(My mom, brother, and I are babysitting my elementary school-age cousins. We take them out to eat at a pizza place where they can also play games. Afterwards, we stop at the supermarket for some much needed groceries. At the checkout, the cashier, a woman in her sixties, is watching my brother intensely as he is singing to my cousins to entertain them. Right after my mother pays, the cashier is about to hand the receipt to my mom when she suddenly pulls it out of my mom’s reach.)

Cashier: “Young man, it’s been a long day. Can you sing me a love song? I won’t give you your receipt until you do.”

(My brother turns bright red.)

Mom: “Please do it. I need the receipt.”

(My brother sings the beginning to ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ by Bonnie Tyler. He stops after singing the chorus. By this time his face is beet red and he isn’t putting much effort into singing the song because he’s embarrassed.)

Cashier: “Stop. You’re not singing with enough emotion.” *reluctantly hands over the receipt to my mom* “Have a nice day.”

(We left the store and on the car ride home, the kids couldn’t stop singing the song. They told their parents to let us babysit them more often.)


Time To Rake ‘Em Across The Coals

| ID, USA | Coworkers, Movies & TV, Musical Mayhem

(I have a coworker who’s obsessed with, among other things, Disney movies. I love Disney films myself, especially the songs. The coworker in question is talking about Disney songs with another worker, and I happen to come out of the back room in time to hear him quoting some song lyrics:)

Coworker: “Yes, I’ve hardly a complaint, but on the whole I’ve been a saint…”

Me: *burst out of the back with my best Ursula voice* “To those POOR UNFORTUNATE SOOOOOUUUUUUULS!”

Coworker: *laughs* “I love you.”

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