Monday, October 5, 2009

Please turn down your music

Many people listen to music on MP3 players while in the library. This is cool. But when listening to music in a confined space, ask yourself this:

1) Have several people given me the stink eye?
2) Are people moving away from me, giving me enough room to perform an impromptu flamenco dance?
3) Are my ears bleeding?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your personal music may be leaking loudly into a very public space. Most offenders seem surprised that their music is loud enough to be heard by others, so if in doubt, try this: while at your preferred volume, remove your earbuds and with your fingers, cover the part that should be in your ears. Can you still hear any sound? If so, your music is loud enough to disturb others.

Please be considerate of this shared study and work space.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

What, exactly, is the "stink eye" and how will I know that people are giving it to me?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous@1:50:

you don't know how to google? It just means a dirty look.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous@1:50: Don't worry. You'll recognize a stink eye if someone's directing it your way. So you're probably safe for now :-)

Anonymous said...

just tell them to turn it down instead of people trying to interpret looks and what not

Anonymous said...

You would think that common-sense might tip some people off to turn down their music when entering the library. Unfortunately, common-sense isn't so common anymore!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for saying something! Although I really wished the library would be more diligent in enforcing a NO TALKING policy. If you're going to have a conversation on your cell phone, by all means, do not have it in an area where people are studying (for example, many feel inclined to chatter away while at the computers for some reason? as if being at the computer means you're not studying?"