My office plays the worst radio station all day, every day. What
do I do? Help me stop the madness!
Not So "Easy Listening"
Dear Not So "Easy Listening",
We feel your pain. But to answer your question as accurately as
possible, we conducted a scientific (& totally legit) study that
proved that too much “easy listening” music in the office can
actually make you insane. Okay, well maybe not insane, but it does
hurt your creative mojo. Luckily, we know a little trick that might
work. Be warned though, this tactic may also be a little risky to
your office reputation.
Now that you understand the risk, here's what you need to do:
Step 1: Go to the radio station's website and write down their
entire playlist. (or simply recall from memory in extreme instances)
Step 2: Memorize all the lyrics to every song on the playlist
Step 3: Wait for a playlist song to come on the radio
Step 4: Sing the memorized lyrics. This is important because of
the fine line you'll be walking, but you'll need to sing the words
low enough where you're not considered crazy, but loud enough to be
slightly irritating. To maximize efforts, feel free to add
finger/foot drum taps.
Step 5: Sit and wait.
If done correctly, your office manager should have no choice but
to change the radio station based on uproar from the cubes.
Now, like we said above, this is a tricky and risky maneuver with
a lot of potential to impact your office reputation. However, the
reward by far outweighs the risk. Simply put, at the end of the day,
there are situations in the office that just need to be handled by a office hero like yourself, by any means necessary.