Loud Music and ‘A Teenager’

Two roughly related happenings. I came in on the bus this morning – too rainy to ride – and was listening to music loudly on my iPhone (using earphones). I was thinking that loud music is like super-sinful desserts: pleasurable on special occasions but unhealthy as a daily diet. But it’s definitely fun to at least have it loud enough to hear all of the complexity of what’s going on…

Then, yesterday, my phone rang in a meeting with colleagues. My ring tone is a very heavy little riff from Opeth (clickety to get the gist), and one of the people present said ‘Oh, you obviously have a teenager at home who has been messing with your phone!’ Was too busy answering it at the time to rebut that, but nup, it’s all me…

1 reply on “Loud Music and ‘A Teenager’”

Yes… In my experience it’s the education professionals, the very people who stand up the front of our classes lecturing us on the ills of stereotyping, that stereotype most readily.

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