Either way, this is hilarious, and I have to share this story with you.
I spend a lot of time on the road, and have found a love with Buffalo Wild Wings. I can get a good cheap lunch/dinner there, and the atmosphere is fun.
I probably spend about 2-3 nights a month at various Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Montana and Idaho.
One of the fun aspects of BWW is the fact they have a jukebox. At any time, you can go to the jukebox and change the house music to any tune you like, as long as it is on the playlist.
I decided to people watch, and use the jukebox as my wingman.
The cost is $1 per song, and I put in a ten dollar bill. The first song I picked was a bar standard, something current and 'pop-ish,' so nobody would notice what I was doing.
I found Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' and selected it. Over and over.
The first time it came on, the Girls' Night group let out a "WOOOOO!!!" and danced at their table. Nobody else really paid attention.
The second time it came on, a few people giggled. Maybe this was a glitch...
The third time it came on, people started to groan and grumble.
By the 5th 'Single Ladies' in a row, the natives were getting restless.
When Aerosmith's 'Love in an Elevator' came on, there was a collective sigh of relief from the restaurant. Some people clapped. The vein in one Airman's forehead went back down. People began eating in peace again.
But remember: Intro song, Single Ladies x5, and Aerosmith. That's only 7 songs...
...I spent $10...
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES!
ALL THE SINGLE LADIES, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES!ALL THE SINGLE LADIES, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES!
The ladies groaned.
One of the Airmen shouted "OH COME ON!!"
For every one person laughing, there were about 20 people genuinely upset.
And me? I have a poker face. I'm just watching, and enjoying the fun social experiment.
Sadly, some of my $10 was wasted, as a manager finally intervened and bypassed the jukebox. I really didn't mind, since I definitely got my money's worth.
(Sidenote: I was tempted to use Justin Bieber's 'Baby,' but come on... I'm not THAT big of an asshole!)
(Side sidenote: I guess I'm not retired yet, here comes Dude Write 11!)