Gross Point Blank

Can you hear me now?

I was standing in a grocery store parking lot gabbing with a friend the other day when we started hearing what sounded like a car being beaten by an anvil.

Puzzled, we looked around until our eyes zeroed in on a little red car. It wasn't an anvil causing the ruckus, it was the car's stereo system, namely the bass.

My first thought was tsk, tsk, how loud does music have to be for someone to enjoy it?

I thought about it later, though, when I had my little iPod plugged into my ears and I couldn't get the volume to go any louder. It bummed me out a bit.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with iPods, the earphones on them are called earbuds because they don't cup over the whole ear, they plug right into the ear, but are safely larger than the size of a Q-tip.

I play the music so loud at my desk I asked my girlfriend, who I share an office with, to just purchase some paperclips to toss at me when they tell me over the intercom that the incoming call is for me. After all, Jenny McGhan looks awfully silly when she sits there flailing her arms to get my attention.

Now that I think of it, that little red car's stereo system has me analyzing my little red car's stereo system.

Frankly, I think red car rocker dude is on to something.

Perhaps it would be quite thrilling to have bass and drums pounding through my chest as I drive, much like it would if I were at a rock concert.

Hmmmm. Yup, he was on to something alright. I think my little red car needs a musical anvil added to it.


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