Ambushed by the Shop Radio...Again
Dec 07, 2011
We listen to the "all-Christmas music" channel on the shop's radio during December. It's a nice change from the "classic rock" or "classic country" stations that normally play in the background. The downside is that every year, at some point, I get ambushed by that darned song about, "the Christmas shoes." That's the one where the little boy waits in line to buy his mother a pair of shoes for when "she meets Jesus, tonight..."
Every time that song comes on, I make sure I find something to do inside a combine or back in a corner where nobody is around. I can never predict when my normally hairy-chested, manly nature will crumble just a little bit and it becomes necessary to blow my nose and take a couple deep breaths.
The same thing happens around Mother's Day every year, when the classic country station starts playing Jimmy Dean's "I.O.U.", or C.W. McCall's "Roses For Mama." Dang. They need to give a guy a couple minutes of advance warning before they play those songs.
For the most part, I get through the rest of the year pretty well. Until some deejay on the country station slips in Red Sovine's "Teddy Bear," and I'm fumbling for my handkerchief again.
Maybe I should keep the radio tuned to classic rock. I've never had trouble tearing-up when I listen to Ozzie Osbourne.