Which is exactly what this gentlemen was doing at the bus stop in front of Harborview at 8 a.m. this morning. Asking someone to turn off their music -- even if its 8 a.m. Aeorsmith -- is like asking someone to sit down at a concert. But the folks waiting for the bus were putting up with a lot this morning.
The greatest benefit of the advent of the Walkman and its mp3-playing offspring is the ability to listen to Gwen Stefani and Neil Diamond without the corresponding social stigma. But if you've got no shame, well, what's the point of ditching the boombox?