We listen to the radio at work. Because we can. And I'm very generous, I let the guys choose the station, because I know they'll whinge if I tune into National Radio.
So we tend to get 91FM first thing in the morning, because one colleague finds Polly & Grant quite funny... later, we change the station elsewhere.
It's become a bit of a joke, that the day does not properly start until we hear Shakira's latest song. Whose title, "My Hips Don't Lie". I discerned only yesterday.
Until then, I'd idly sung along (under my breath).
"Hey, hey, my chips won't fry.
Hey, hey, I'm looking fucking spry"
But when we hear the telltale brass fanfare, we feel inspired. We can relax & get on with the day. Knowing that Shakira will be played every third track for the rest of the day (alternating with INXS Latest, and Nickleback.
Today is different. No Shakira.
And it turns out, that yesterday, one of my colleagues emailed 91FM with the following:
Oh dear God, let it be over...
Hi to the wonderful team at ZM
Whilst we love listening to ZM (especially the Morning Crew) in the office, in recent months we have been forced to start "mixing it up" and listening to lesser stations in a desperate bid to avoid Shakira's latest single, Hips Don't Lie. One colleague just made the understated comment, as we listened to it for the third time today, that he is "over this d*mn song". I have a feeling he was never "under" it to begin with.
I guess I am just having trouble accepting that that our entire office could have it so wrong!!! Are there really people out there who love this song enough to warrant playing it so many times each day (if at all)?? Really?? And if there are, who are these people and where do they live??
Please put us out of our misery and wipe that darned song from your playlist!!
Keep up the great work
Aspidestra and colleagues
And Aspidestra had her email read out on air, and on arriving at the office had received the following reply:
She sounds like a chicken mating with a sheep!!!!!!! I don't get it either! Can people not hear her voice rasping over their souls???? Arggggggggggggghhhhhhh!
I feel the same!!
No need to thank us, it was a public service.