I’ve mentioned before that I often play my MP3 player at work. I have close to 14,000 tracks on it, and have learned what settings will consistently provide “SFW” music for the workspace.
But there’s just no accounting for taste.
The other day, I set it to play only songs by a certain group that I rather like and is pretty Safe For Work. One of their more… unique compositions came on, and I was enjoying it.
And then my boss spoke up.
“Jay, what in God’s green earth are we listening to?”
Now, I know I’ve lived a sheltered life. I grew up very culturally deprived. It was northern New Hampshire, just a little ways from East Nowheresville.
But this dropped my jaw to the floor.
Once I got the jaw back in place, I calmly and coolly explained to my boss that the song that was just winding down was Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
And then I followed it up with this brilliant variant: