Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The Interrupt Me Please Song

So, I don't know what it is about certain songs I play on my headphones at work, but they apparently have a Pied Piper of Hamline sort of tendency to attract everyone who has even the least of reasons to talk to me. It always seems to happen during a few of my favorite songs - so perhaps it's just a mental thing where I notice it more because it's during a song I like. Perhaps it's because I seem more cheerful and approachable when those songs are on my headphones. But just to prove to myself it isn't a coincidence, I once put it to a test and played an album I liked on loop and kept track of which songs got the most interruptions. Over the course of a day (yes, I listened to the same album for over eight hours - I'm that dedicated to science) I was interrupted on the song I liked best by a ratio of almost three to one over the next closest competitor. I'd listen to songs I don't like just to keep people away, but listening to the soundtrack from Moulin Rouge and XTC all day seems like a pretty big sacrifice for anyone.


Anonymous said...

From your scared friend from high school - you're a freak! :-)

Scooter said...

Scared friend from high school. That could be anyone, particularly an ex-girlfriend.