Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...
OK, so it's the day after turkey day: "Black Friday". Everyone else is either shopping or sleeping in their cozy beds (it's 22 degrees here in NYC today).
I, however, am working.
I spent Thanksgiving with my family and slept over my parents' house last night. Therefore, I had to take a bus to get back to the city to get into work. This is a popular day for people to bring their kids to work.
On the bus was the cutest little girl with her dad. She had one of those little LeapFrog electronic toys with her. The toy plays "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" for the kid. The kid is supposed to play the keys at the same time. This special little child played the WRONG keys so all we heard was the song (along with a stupid voice) and the girl singing in her squeaky voice while playing the wrong notes.
I was amused for about the first 2 times we heard it.
This continued for a good 20 minutes.
Her dad kept saying (distractedly), "Turn that down honey."
So, I stepped up to the plate. I said, "Excuse me, sir. Your daughter is very good with the keyboard (and I smiled at the little sh!t), but it's awfully early in the day to keep hearing that song...". Others behind me seconded my opinion with, "Yeah, give it a rest!" or "Please, turn that down!"
The dad said he was sorry and then took the LeapFrog toy away from the kid. That was the mistake.
This kid FREAKED out. Screamed, kicked, cried, etc.... The dad was totally helpless.
Finally some other passenger said, "This is worse than the song! Give it back to her!"
So he did. Her tears dried up immediately.
And we were all treated to another full half hour of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Happy belated Thanksgiving ya'll!