..there’s this Chinese guy who plays er-hu at the 42nd St station who is just AWFUL. And I think in the spirit of the holidays, he plays Jingle Bells. Very badly. And only the chorus. Dude. 5 notes. He swoops on the 4th note of the chorus (“mi”), undoubtedly to make it sound more “ethnic” (vomit – Jingle Bells isn’t SUPPOSED to be ethnic), and plays the “fa” an ENTIRE HALF STEP SHARP. Actually, it’s worse. It’s not QUITE that half step. Dude. And the WORST part about it is how long this horribleness stays in my head. I deliberately try to walk away far enough so I don’t hear him anymore.
He’s been there every time I’ve been to that station.
Cringe cringe cringe…
I don’t know why this creates such a strong reaction in me…so much so that I feel like mild violence or silent screaming into a pillow whenever I hear it.