That’ll wake ’em up.
Few things got Videoville customers riled quite like playing opera on the in-store TV’s.
I had exactly one customer — Mr. Burke, an elderly gentleman of impeccable taste — who appreciated my decision to let the tenors and mezzo-sopranos run free.
Most other customers reacted as if someone had suddenly started to beat them around the head with a baseball bat when the arias hit the ceilings.
Which is probably why I did it.
I later bought a full set of operas, pleasing Mr. Burke and only Mr. Burke, but this was the one that started things.