I got a brand-new iPod nano for Christmas, which means I get to control the music we listen to at work now. The following is a selection of comments, without attribution or context, that my co-workers have made in reaction to being forced to listen to my music for hours at a time:
"Is this Pink Floyd?" (it was)
"This sounds like we're watching a movie."
"Can we listen to something happier?"
"This music is SO ANGRY."
"I could have written this song."
"Hey man, are you emo or something?"
"Is this Depeche Mode?" (it wasn't)
"Jacob, you have a lot of good music."
"'Death Is Not The End', that's kind of morbid."
"I hate Christmas music!"
"You have such a weird variety of stuff. But some of it is good."
I'm not sure what it says about me that I remember all these quotes. Maybe it means that I take things more personally than I should. But maybe I just work with some really outspoken people.