Thursday, February 17, 2011

Who Knew?

People still listen to strange techno beats.

Here I am, sitting in the library.  All of sudden, loud techno beats start blaring.  What the?  I assumed it would go away in just a few seconds as whoever let some commercial start playing on their computer screen would quickly shut it off.

But they didn't.

It kept going...and going...and going.

Now, I'm exaggerating because it was probably only about 15 seconds, but in a dead silent library, it sort of turns a few heads.  People usually figure out why people are staring at them with confused looks.  But as I turned around to see where the sound was coming from, I noticed that this guy just wasn't getting it.  What totally confused me was the fact that all the people that surrounded him just continued to stare.  They made no move to tell him that, oops!, you didn't plug your headphones in all the way, silly! People just stared.  And smiled.  And stared some more.  I mean, I'll be the first to admit, it was entertaining, especially since it was weird music (albeit not as amusing as say, folk music or Miley Cyrus would have been, but we'll take what we can get...), but really folks?  You're sitting right next to him and staring at him. Help the poor guy out.

But no, they just did the sitting and smiling and staring thing.  So, I got up from my seat and walked all the way over to get the attention of this fine techno-music loving guy.  It was mildly entertaining because I waved at him to get his attention and even after he had taken his headphones out to hear my vitally important message, it still took him like two seconds to realize that even though the headphones were out, his favorite mix was still blaring.  Sort of hilarious.  He was pretty embarrassed, and I felt sort of bad, but hey.  At least I took the time to save a man's street cred.

Only I can prevent wild library times.

Also, the people sitting behind me are having an "outside voice" conversation.  I'm confused--did you miss that whole "quiet in the library" discussion in first grade?  Because I'm pretty sure we all had it at least 62 times.

Oh, another also.  The embarrassed not-plugged-in-headphones library patron has exited the building.  And rather quickly, I might add.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

you should've asked for his digits. "hey, you're headphones aren't plugged in all the way...and can i have your number?"