I know. The title should probably say
Winamp Pandora or Spotify or something a little bit more current. But, this was a mistake I made years ago during my pregrad school days when as a tech I had anointed myself lab DJ. I walked around like I owned the place--playing my CDs (remember those?) and changing the radio station at whim with so little as a peep of protestation from other lab members. Since no one ever said anything--at least, not to my face--I just assumed people were cool with my music choices.
On this particular occasion, the offending song was a cover of Roxette's Listen to your Heart...so, I don't think you can really blame me for changing the station.
No, but this song was different, you see, because as soon as I touched the dial I heard this:
""Excuuuuuse me. Were you raised in a barn? I was listening to that."
I froze. Things got real quiet in the lab. I don't think I had ever been admonished like that in my life. Caught somewhere between the urge to start bah-ing like a sheep and actually feeling sheepish, I mumbled through an apology and told the grad student that I didn't really appreciate the dig at how my parents raised me. Then, I backed out of the room mad tentatively.
Anyway, moral of the story:
Not everyone has impeccable tast Don't be an inconsiderate jerk. And have a democratic process in place for electing the lab DJ.