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Beatlesbible, how should I deal with this Beatles hater at work?
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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First off, it surprises me how immature your fellow college-aged worker is in her dislike of The Beatles. I personally cannot stand Taylor Swift's music (as has been mentioned various other times on this forum), but I at least have the decency to keep a straight face when one of her songs comes on the radio. Heck, I have friends whose music tastes are extraordinarily different from mine, but I can manage to still have a good time hanging out with them while their subpar music is playing in the background (T. Swift included). So the fact that your coworker can't put aside her disgust of The Beatles for the course of a few songs shows a lot about her maturity level. Therefore, don't take The Beatles off of your playlist to satisfy a college student who displays the attitude of a twelve-year-old. Her personal satisfaction isn't worth it.

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11 September 2012
3.42am
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RedLennon, I visit a forum with a member whose signature is "To reunite the Beatles it takes 2 more bullets"

 

When he speaks ill about the Beatles I don't pay attention to him. And when he addresses to me personally about them, I just tell him two words "Fuck off". It works. Don't let them ruin your Beatles admiration. Beatles haters are just the worst.

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11 September 2012
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If I wouldnt have lost my job I probably would have showed her the bottom of my shoe!  On the upside, after I told the girl to get on subs after her comment ( I didnt relate the two events so she wouldnt get pissed), I put the girl who just started that day on cashier and asked her if she had any complaints about the music and it turns out she loves The Beatles, hendrix, Doors, Janis etc..  so I made a new friend!

11 September 2012
4.00am
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People have said mean things about The Beatles to me, but they're usually doing it as a joke, and most the time I just laugh with them. That girl is being pretty rude, especially since she knows you like them. I would just ignore her. I probably wouldn't use any profanity just because I don't think there's really a need for it, and it only makes an even more negative environment.

There was a girl I met once who seemed pretty offended at the fact I loved the Beatles, but she didn't say anything about their music (I would be surprised if she knew anything by them), she just kept saying they were old hippies who were ugly and had terrible facial hair. It was actually pretty funny. She was also really big Justin Bieber fan, so then I had to listen to her explain to me why he's better than The Beatles. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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11 September 2012
12.44pm
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unknown said
People have said mean things about The Beatles to me, but they're usually doing it as a joke, and most the time I just laugh with them. That girl is being pretty rude, especially since she knows you like them. I would just ignore her. I probably wouldn't use any profanity just because I don't think there's really a need for it, and it only makes an even more negative environment.

There was a girl I met once who seemed pretty offended at the fact I loved the Beatles, but she didn't say anything about their music (I would be surprised if she knew anything by them), she just kept saying they were old hippies who were ugly and had terrible facial hair. It was actually pretty funny. She was also really big Justin Bieber fan, so then I had to listen to her explain to me why he's better than The Beatles. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

 

Bet that was interesting.

As for the girl at work, as everyone else has said, just ignore her. It´s a shame that she doesn´t realise how important The Beatles and other such artists are.

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11 September 2012
4.15pm
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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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Let the girl at work her wallow in her ignorance. But also, I think you might consider maybe reducing the percentage of Beatles songs in your iPod. 10% sounds a bit high to me. I know I personally would hate to have to work in an environment where every tenth song was by, I dunno, Usher or whoever.

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11 September 2012
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I'd just get on with it, its not like its deliberate or anything. Not everyone will like every song thats being played so hey ho. As John said "after all is said and done, you cant go pleasing everyone, so screw it"; i dont have sympathy in these situations.

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11 September 2012
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RedLennon said
... I told the girl to get on subs after her comment ( I didnt relate the two events so she wouldnt get pissed)...

That was my favorite part of the story. Good to see you again, Red!

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11 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
Let the girl at work her wallow in her ignorance. But also, I think you might consider maybe reducing the percentage of Beatles songs in your iPod. 10% sounds a bit high to me. I know I personally would hate to have to work in an environment where every tenth song was by, I dunno, Usher or whoever.

I agree with this, 10% seems awfully high. Maybe drop it to 10 or 15 of their best known songs, or campus favourites? Plus, if you know what artists this girl likes, maybe you could throw in a few songs from those artists, if they fit in with your playlist.

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11 September 2012
10.21pm
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Shake her off. She seems extremely rude, but you can't let that get you. Ignore snide comments, dirty looks, or anything else that she's doing that's bothering you, and move on.

Haters gonna hate. I mean, that's what they're there for. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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11 September 2012
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What to do? Just ignore her, who cares? Not everyone likes The Beatles and that's not a news. If most people like it then just ignore it. Also reduce Beatles songs to really well known ones "Yesterday", "Hey Jude", "Come Together", "Here Comes The Sun" etc...

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11 September 2012
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Heh, the really well-known tracks may piss her off the most! Dunno if that's your intention... :) Maybe keeping the more obscure, un-Beatles-like tracks is the way to go?

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12 September 2012
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meanmistermustard said
I'd just get on with it, its not like its deliberate or anything. Not everyone will like every song thats being played so hey ho. As John said "after all is said and done, you cant go pleasing everyone, so screw it"; i dont have sympathy in these situations.

Long John Silver said
What to do? Just ignore her, who cares? Not everyone likes The Beatles and that's not a news. If most people like it then just ignore it.

My sentiments exactly. Musical taste is subjective and you can't do anything about that- the fact she's been so vocal about it could be construed as rude but to be perfectly honest I don't blame her if you're playing such a copious amount of music by a band she dislikes on every single shift you're with her.

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12 September 2012
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FlyOn13 said

Shake her off. She seems extremely rude, but you can't let that get you. Ignore snide comments, dirty looks, or anything else that she's doing that's bothering you, and move on.

Haters gonna hate. I mean, that's what they're there for. a-hard-days-night-george-10

I can't decide if this opinion is exactly in line with mine, or if I'm closer to Ben Ramon. I don't think antagonizing this woman is particularly nice, but she somewhat deserves it. And, I'd probably be visibly irritates if a co-worker put on copious amounts of, say, One Direction. I guess the best thing would be to add music she likes (even if you aren't crazy about it) so she isn't miserable.

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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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12 September 2012
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Two words: Yoko Ono :)

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12 September 2012
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Never submit to her will! At least as long as she's rude about it.

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12 September 2012
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Holsety said

Never submit to her will! At least as long as she's rude about it.

If there was someone who was playing your least favourite band, would you not mention the fact you hate that band? She may have not said it in a pleasant way. I can almost guarantee (and by that I mean I'm positive) I'd freak out if someone had excessive One Direction on my work shift. You can't be mad.

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