Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

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Do you love muzak?

Poll ended at 4 Jul 2018, 4:59am

Yes, I hum along and buy more
0
No votes
Yes, but I don't really notice it
0
No votes
What is muzak?
1
5%
No, dislike it if I'm tired or its too loud
7
33%
No, I hate it, I leave the store ASAP
8
38%
Classical music in a bookshop, +1!
5
24%
 
Total votes: 21

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Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

Postby 661-Pete » 6 Oct 2018, 9:23am

brynpoeth wrote:
Psamathe wrote:One thing that surprised me was that in the few German campsites I used they play piped music (I assume the German equivalent of Radio 2) through the toilet blocks. Can’t say it helped me in any way. Nondescript unoffensive pop music. Through all the toilets, 24/7.

Ian

To stop people loitering?
They do the same at French motorway aires (rest areas). Possibly for the same reason?
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Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Oct 2018, 2:21pm

The votes were overwhelmingly against muzak

My conclusion is that members of these fora are abnormal, an untypical group. I know, sorry, believe that I am abnormal in several ways

Super-Stores would surely not play muzak if many people disliked it, and there is surely "proof" that it increases sales!

Cyclists are abnormal, Plus One! Alternative facts welcome :wink:
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Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Jan 2019, 7:22pm

*@#*€$¡!
Just got back from the food store, realised I had not bought one of the things on my list
The *** muzak was so awful, I unconsciously had to go, instead of carefully checking my list again, spent less money than I meant to :wink:
Can anyone explain why muzak is played in food stores?
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Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

Postby colin54 » 30 Jan 2019, 8:12pm

Because muzak is the food of loaf.

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Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Feb 2019, 6:03am

Cunobelin wrote:We have "patient surveys" in our waiting room, and one of the most frequent requests is for music or TV

Likely another very frequent request is for the cacophony to be turned orf
Maybe tivi without sound would be best
..
A compromise is only reached, when both (all) parties are unsatisfied :?
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Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Feb 2019, 5:33am

In the office next to mine Yob Radio is played all day, sounds like tortured animals howling
Anyone like listening to that sort of thing?

Could I persuade them to upgrade to classic? I might enjoy working with Beethoven and Sibelius
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Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Jun 2019, 5:50pm

The Pet Requisites section of the food store has squeaky toys for dogs to play with, I squeeze them to enjoy the noise as a muzak-antidote (homeopathic remedy?)
Another customer plus oned my doing this
'I am a product tester', I explained :wink:
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Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Jun 2019, 11:30am

Went to the Large Red Store to buy food, my favourite cheese was sold out so I selected two much more expensive products in$t€ad, that and the muzak disorientated me a bit, I shall NOT take time to go to the Cheap Store to save a little cash, mind
Fortunately the newspapers are in a part of the store where the blowers drown out the muzak, spent a while reading, did not buy, got my revenge :wink:

Is it mainly males who dislike muzak?
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