Etiquette Friday – Playing Music LoudlyBy Angela Marshall, 22nd Mar 2013
I continue my quest from 2012, when each Friday you join me in my campaign to change “Casual Friday” to “Etiquette Friday” and to encourage people and companies to get involved. Hopefully my messages have reminded you to make some small changes, and that people will be more considerate to others and more aware of their manners. The goal in turn will create a more pleasant and positive society.
Playing Music Loudly
If you travel on public transport you are sure to come across people who play loud music, even when they use ear phones, more often than not, you can still hear the music. It is very annoying especially when it is music you do not like. Sometimes people are not aware of how loud their music is and will give the impression that they have no consideration for other people and have a lack of good manners. Whilst others do not care and play loud music to suit themselves as they think they have the right to inflict their choice of music on other people? It is not so much their choice of music but the loudness of the music, as one person’s rhapsody is another person’s noise.
People can drive a car with a window open, and play loud music. This, to me, is a sign they are looking for attention, and unfortunately it is usually the type of music that is a loud thumping noise. This behaviour is “anti-social behaviour”, which in some countries would not be tolerated and people would be fined.
You have to wonder what the noise is doing to the person’s ears and how it will affect them in years to come. Will they lose their ability to hear?
What we all have to remember is: enjoy your music, it is a very relaxing thing to do, but be aware not to inflict it on other people.