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Beatlesbible, how should I deal with this Beatles hater at work?
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11 September 2012
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RedLennon
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Hello all!  I am sorry I am not around much anymore!  Have been swamped with school and work.

 

So I am a "student manager" at one of the on campus eateries at my university.  We serves subs and burgers and chicken tenders and such.  We have a cashier position and by the cashier we have an ipod dock that some people will use to play their Ipods during the shifts.  Being an avid fan of music I put together an awesome playlist which I receive many compliments on, and I like to think of it as a way to expose the young adults of America to some good music!  Needless to say my 500 song playlist had quite a few Beatles tunes (about 50 or so.) 

 

Well my Ipod was playing all was going well and We Can Work It Out comes on and the cashier turns around and says "Ugh!  I hate The Beatles!  They suck!"  After I picked my heart off up the floor I said "well you have to at least appreciate them as a band who has changed many lives!?" and she just kept insisting on them being just awful.

 

Well the next day came, which happened to be a Friday night and there were a lot of drunk college kids at the diner, it is about 130 in the morning and Hey Jude comes on and the whole diner starts singing the NaNaNas in drunken enjoyment and I look at the girl who spoke ill of our Gods and she had the biggest look of disgust and hatred I have ever seen on anyones face.  I like to try to be a people pleaser and dont want to purposefully irritate this girl, even if she may not have a soul, but I am certainly not taking Beatles off my playlist.  I work 3 of my 4 shifts with her. 

 

What do you think Beatles Bible?  Should I let one person ruin it for everyone?

11 September 2012
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I'd ignore her too. Most people I work with probably like the most awful music IN MY OPINION, but I don't take it as mission to convert them all. The Beatles are still a popular band but they were never universally liked, nor will they ever be.

I was once at a comedy show and, in the interval, they were playing some cheesy 60s pop, Bobby Vee or someone. A girl behind me said "God, I hope this isn't The Beatles," with such a tone of disgust that it was almost worth rising to the bait. But what good would it do? I'm not in the business of educating people, and there are more important things to worry about than a stranger not liking a 60s band that I love.

Most of my group of close friends dislike The Beatles, yet we're all massive music lovers in one way or another. One of the things that drew us together was our passion for music (ranging from 60s to prog to hardcore punk to grime to post-punk and so on), and while we rarely like the same bands, we all have similar passion for music. I think I'd rather talk to someone who hated The Beatles than someone who was indifferent towards them, or who simply didn't like music.

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11 September 2012
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12 September 2012
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If you are going to make changes then i'd agree with taking off the most common stuff as its what she will have heard most often and have deemed as sucking and adding some stuff that would be liked. Common ground and all that.

 

Or stick on Revolution 9, Mary Jane and If Youve Got Troubles, turn it up loud and see what happens. Might shock her into liking Yesterday ("i thought that was bad but now, after Mary Jane, its a classic").

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