I was listening to a CD on my Bose sound system, when David entered the room, sat down, and began to read his iPad.
David: “This music is so irritating. I can’t focus on the iPad.”
Me: “This is wonderful operatic music by my favorite composer, Puccini. But, if it irritates you, go ahead and switch it.”
David: “Here, isn’t this better? Music by Johann Strauss.”
Me: “Yeah, I like Viennese waltzes. Maybe, we should play this CD at our next party.”
David: “This was party music in Europe during the 1800s. Do you really think our guests would like it in 2015?”
Me: “We can at least try. If they say, ‘This is awful music,’ we can always switch to Hawaiian music. Or we can opt for silence.”
Is a party better with no music?