Friday, June 18, 2010

Music, Your choice of

Polite librarians know that their officemates hate their choice of low-playing music in the library workplace. If you insist on playing music in your office space, choose something that you both hate so that you can ridicule it together.

Ask the readers: What is the worst music you have had to endure in your library?

17 comments:

Hillary said...

One officemate listening to the Pussycat Dolls while the other was listening to Frank Sinatra. Made for a weird mix when you walked between their cubes.

Anonymous said...

My boss and I once made the rest of the library staff endure the Twisted Sister Christmas album.

loudlibrarian said...

Mele Kalikimaka sung by Bing Crosby on continuous loop.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'd have to go with the Celtic thing. My co-worker is TERRIBLE for playing gawdawful deedle-deedle music. Also best of Andrew Lloyd Webber CDs. Ugh. All we need is country to complete the perfect trifecta of awful.

Em said...

Miley Cyrus.
From the children's librarian.
Followed by that creepy stalker song "Every Breath You Take."
I don't want to know what the radio station was, and I hope I never come across it again.

Anonymous said...

Yah...but I am married to a Celtic harpist.
The worst...country western (that's TWO kinds of music!)

Anonymous said...

Jim Brickman, the Michael Bolton of piano music. Ick.

Anonymous said...

We have the music of sneezing, typing, and complaining. Oh, and ringtones. Party on Wayne!

Anonymous said...

Christmas music from November 25 - January 6. Complete with coworkers singing along. Same 25 songs over and over and over.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't in a library but I once had a co-worker who would sing at her desk all day. To keep from getting all stabby, I used to keep a play list of her songs for the day as a game for myself.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised the librarian I share an office with hasn't posted a comment about me. As the teen librarian, I'm constantly listening to sample MP3s of horrible disney channel singers to preview them for our teen cd collection. It must be terrible for her.

Malka said...

Our telephone system plays the worst "on hold" music EVER.

Anonymous said...

Jingle Cats as in http://www.jinglecats.com/

I am not kidding.

Anonymous said...

The entire Twilight movie soundtrack.
I'm not lying.
I'm not kidding.
and I'm not impressed.

although..it did seem to attract students into using the library?

shushie said...

One of my former coworkers would take over the staff radio to blast Andrea Bocelli that she would attempt to worble to (and not in a funny way), then once a year in October she would play a children's Halloween CD on repeat so she could listen to "Flying Purple People Eater" 800 times a day.

Anonymous said...

My former boss's off-key whistling.

Anonymous said...

My previous director's constant humming, even at the circulation desk.

My current music......my office mate that constantly talks to herself.