All right, folks. I’ve got a question for you. The question is, “Am I the only one?” I know, I know, that makes very little sense. I’ve got to give you the context. Well, first of all, let me state that at work, the radio is always on. Always. This means that I have lapsed into the terrible habit of singing along with the radio when I know the song and happen to find it particularly catchy and/or likable. That has little to do with my story, though, because I know I am not the only one who sings along with the radio in public settings. Err… wait.
Oh, never mind. So anyway, there’s a radio. Radios have ads. One of the ads that played today was for a thing called “Sprout”, which, I believe, is a television station that relates somehow to PBS Kids, and plays “shows for your preschooler” or something along those lines. Not that those kids should be out getting their hands dirty, building mudpies, but that’s beside the point. The point is that they felt the need to tell us that this station is available twenty-four hours a day! That’s right, folks! Twenty-four blasted hours of preschool television! I found myself commenting out loud, “Twenty-four hours. Because our preschoolers need to be up at 3am watching television!”
*sigh* Of course, the problematic thing was that my boss was walking by at the time and apparently thought I was talking to him, and so he paused and asked me what I had started to say. He’s hard of hearing, see. So… I proceeded to… tell him. I was thinking, “Self, it would really be a good idea to store your soapboxes somewhere else when you’re at work.” But then again, they get talking politics and economics and farming quite often, so… I’m certainly not the only one. You should have heard his rant on immigrant workers the other day and how sloppily our government handles that. But, I digress.
The other episode was while a song was playing. It was “Change the World” by Eric Clapton. There’s a line in this song that says, “I could be the sunlight in your universe.”
Am… am I the only one seeing a… problem… here? Seriously now. It would be one thing if he said, “I could be the sunlight in your solar system.” That? I would be all right with that. However, he decided to sing entirely nonsensical lyrics. He is basically calling himself insignificant in the life of whomever it is that he is singing the song to. The sun is a very small part of the universe. I mean, it’s a very small part of our galaxy, even! And he wants to be the sunlight in the universe? High aspirations, that one.
So I guess my point is… am I the only one who shreds the radio during her workday?