Christmas Muzak is akin to 'acoustic torture' used at
In Austria, a union of shop workers threatened legal action, declaring
festive songs a health and safety concern. "They feel as if they are terrorized
all day," said spokesman Gottfried Rieser. "Especially Jingle Bells. It arouses
Unions in the Czech Republic demanded stores stop playing carols
incessantly or pay compensation for the resulting emotional trauma to sales
clerks, describing it as "acoustic torture." (full story here)
Deck the effin' Halls! Fa-la-la-la-blah! Maybe this is why everyone is pushing the Employee Free Choice Act so hard?