UK: Bid in Parliament to Ban Muzak
We have lost the freedom to shop, eat, travel and even work without having to endure non-stop elevator music, observes Lord Beaumont of Whitley. So he presented a law to Parliament this week to switch it off in the places where it annoys people most.
Lord Beaumont hates all piped music. He made the House of Lords aware in February of the psychological stress inflicted on department store staff when Jingle Bells is repeated up to 300 times a day in the run up to Christmas. But his Private Members' Bill, published on Tuesday, focuses on the muzak players of greater concern.