Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I spit on your groove: a public service announcement.

I like to think I'm open-minded. A lid for every pot, and all that. I like a pretty broad stripe of music, and I can see going off on nearly any tangent thereof, but the appeal of some music baffles me endlessly.

I have a customer with whom the transaction should be completed in the next 48 hours and that's 49 hours too many. She _never_ answers her phone and the answer tone is some of the most assinine disco dross I've ever heard-- and that's really saying something. I don't know what it is and I don't want to know what it is. I only want to forget. Suffice to say it makes Tarzan Boy sound like bloody Beethoven.

Dum. dum. dum. Really? Your answer tone? Something that announces to people who they will be dealing with should, well, it should make a statement. By statement, I mean it should suggest something other than a mad hands-and-knees scramble across the floor of a disco for your stray bottle of poppers. I'm just saying.

Oh, and Kenny G as answer tone? Please, I beseech you, please don't? Just stop, in the name of love.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging.

5 comments:

Jon said...

It's strange you post about disco today. As I was pouring a cup of coffee at a convenience store this morning, "Super Fly" was playing in the background.

North said...

I love my eclectic music collection. I typed 'super fly' in my search box and violin! There it was.

Up next? Hmmmm. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.

Chris said...

Tarzan Boy... It's been a long time since I've run into that tune!! Had a young lady-friend who thought that waz the greatest song EVAH!!
I moved on....

ZerCool said...

This would be the 'ringback' tone that some companies offer? "Please enjoy the music while your party is reached" music?

Very few things make me want to reach through the phone and strangle someone as much as that. There's *nothing wrong* with a PLAIN OLD RINGING TELEPHONE.

Tolewyn said...

Why not something good like...Yanni or even John Tesh?!?!