Charitable Contributions

Charity starts at home on the road and I just want to give a shout out to all those altruistic folks on the highways, at red lights, and in parking lots who are oh-so-kind enough to share their music with those of us less fortunate who might not have music of our own to listen to.

Without you, we might have to sit in glorious silence going over that speech we have to give in the PR meeting later, or perhaps, god forbid, we might catch up on the news or the latest weather report, or even be forced to listen to that audio book we checked out at the library just for our commute to work.

If it weren’t for you sharing your music at such a loud decibel that our cars shake, we might never know the pleasures of obscenity-laden music or lyrical rape scenarios, all while having our spines realigned and our heads on the verge of implosion from the sheer force of the bass.

So thank you, fellow citizen!

Thank you for doing your part to make what is already an annoying undertaking — our daily commute or running errands — that much more intolerable by giving of yourselves and your delightful taste in music.

16 thoughts on “Charitable Contributions

  1. People who do this in residential neighborhoods or at stop lights are rude. OTOH, if you’re on the open highway and someone goes by with “Dead Man’s Party” or “Hamilton” turned up to an 11, it’s probably me!

    • I couldn’t agree more. It’s especially annoying in the grocery store parking lot where everyone moves along so slowly and are treated to some pretty explicit lyrics. Now you know me, I’m not one to mince on words, but I definitely don’t want to hear it in the grocery store parking lot and I’m sure the 80 year old woman trying to make it back to her car doesn’t want to either, or the woman with the 5 year old next to her. It just seems like people have lost all sense of consideration and manners these days.

  2. you’re quite welcome. anything that I can do to help you be more comfortable in traffic? get you a coffee? be your chauffeur? bring you breakfast for your morning commute?

  3. I too must offer my thanks to these selfless people in our world! Although I do not listen to the types of music you have described, I do partake in many 80’s, classical, and soundtrack types of music and have been known to play some tracks loudly with various reasons to do so.
    Now if I can just figure out why people turn down the music when looking for an address my day will be complete.

    • I tend to play my music loudly when on the open road, especially where I live given some of the roads are pretty long and pretty lonely (country roads). I have the same taste in music as you (which is the best kind, if you ask me!) 😀 However, I turn it down at the lights when next to people, I certainly don’t arrive home at 3:00 a.m. with my music blaring loud enough to wake the neighborhood, nor do I regale people in the grocery store parking lot with musical rape fantasies. 😀

      And like you, I wish I could figure out why people (myself included!) need to turn down the music to find an address or a street name. I find myself doing this ALL THE TIME! Maybe it makes it easier to concentrate? I don’t know, but I do it, and then feel dumb for having done it, only to do it again on the next trip. LOL

  4. This cracked me up! I usually have air conditioning in the summer so windows closed.
    In the winter, I need loudmysic to fill me up, lift me from the gloom or cold, dreary days and nights. I don’t think you can hear me, though.
    Great rant! I hate those people (mostly men) who are roaring (gunning) their engines at red lights. Where are the police to regulate noise control!??

    • Like you, music often lifts my mood and I use it just for that purpose. It’s the people who have their music up so loud that you can clearly hear the lyrics above the road noise through closed windows, plus your car is shaking from the bass tones of THEIR music. It can be nerve-wracking. Going out the other day to the pharmacy, there was a car in the parking lot with his window down (had to be on purpose because it’s cold as anything here) and was blasting out a song (with incredibly explicit lyrics) at top volume. You could hear it clear across the parking lot. There’s just no reason for that.

      We have some of those people you talk about, where they gun their engine. I think over here (I’m in a rural area) it’s a competition to see who can have the loudest, modified muffler system (even though it’s illegal here) and create the most black smoke coming out of the smoke stacks they all seem to have installed. One of the many reasons we’re looking to move.

      • Oh, this is too bad about both situations. Loud music with bass and swearing. The engines revving drives me crazy. Thanks for your detailed answer. Take it easy. I have to work tomorrow. . . xo

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