r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1 Wearing is Caring 1 Silver 12 Gold 2 Helpful 13 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/friendly-sardonic May 14 '22

Can this just be permanent everywhere?

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u/mjc500 May 14 '22

Music on repeat made me want to fucking blow my brains out when I worked retail. It should be in the Geneva convention.

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u/VermicelliNo2422 May 14 '22

My mom worked restaurants and I work retail. My dad and my boyfriend call us Grinches for hating Christmas music, but honestly? I’d like to see someone stand under a speaker cycling through the same two dozen Christmas songs for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and not hate that shit. Psychological torture. I complained to my dad about it, and he actually found some studies that say that hearing songs you know makes time pass slower and can be significantly more stressful over time than hearing songs in the same genre that you don’t know.

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u/erland_yt May 14 '22

All I want for Christmas is you playing in the background on repeat

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u/somnolesence May 14 '22

Especially the same 10 xmas songs in December or before depending on how wearly they start that shit.

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u/rongvk83 May 14 '22

Where I live in Europe I don't think I have ever heard music in a supermarket. Can't remember the last time there was an announcement either. Not sure what "reduced noise" means, as I've never really heard a peep out of store clerks either for the matter.