Drive Time

I notice that a council in Rockdale, Sydney, Australia are planning to use piped music by Barry Manilow to drive out ‘hooligans’, who have been annoying residents, from car parks. The story can be read at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5047610.stm .

 

Until now I’d been deluded into thinking that stores and supermarkets used canned music to make the customers feel relaxed, and secure, hopefully freeing them up to spend more than they intended. I apologize for that misapprehension; they are in fact hoping for a faster throughput by driving people out; it must be numbers that count.

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