Why are tv documentaries so loud? Why are some shops so loud?
I have no problem with some atmospheric music playing while nobody is talking during a documentary programme but why must they play music during speech? I frequently give up after the first five minutes because I cannot follow the sometimes complex commentary or interview which is a real shame because I know the programme would interest me if I could just hear the words.
I have read that many shop owners play music specifically chosen to make people stay in their shops for longer; if it is loud I leave regardless of the type of music. Stores therefore lose my potential custom as I walk straight out and find somewhere quieter; does anyone over 18 ever leave a quiet shop to go and find one with more noise?
I live in the countryside and most people, when visiting for the first time, stand outside and say how wonderfully peaceful it is; occasionally someone actively dislikes it and can’t wait to get back to a noisier environment but they are usually in their teens or twenties.
Do you notice loud music being forced on you?