As a compulsive person by nature I get stuck…really stuck on songs. In fact, it is so bad that no one in our house is allowed to sing the same song more than once per day. If I get stuck on a song I am tortured by it for hours…sometimes days….can’t shake it loose. Like a leech…only more unpleasant.
Today Faith and I were in a department store looking for shirts she could wear that didn’t look too tight and suggestive. It’s difficult to find non-suggestive clothes in the junior department and she is so tiny that the regular sized clothes don’t fit her. Anyway….
There I was minding my own business when I heard it over the intercom. The most dreadful, sticky song on the planet. Feliz Navidad.
Seriously?! It’s early November and we are already playing Christmas music? It is my misery.
The rest of the afternoon Faith and I would be having a perfectly lovely conversation about the weather or her jewelry making and then it would happen. I would start humming Feliz Navidad. The worst part is that I don’t know the words. I’d start to sing, “Feliz Navidad. Feliz Navidad. Feliz Navidad pelos compano blato mun-yan….” Ack! STOP!!!
We tried to sing other sticky songs to shake that one out of my head…”It’s a Small World,” “I like to move it move it,” “The lion sleeps tonight,” nothing worked!
By the way, I looked it up and those songs that get stuck in your head are called earworms. Now THAT is enough to make me stop getting stuck on them. I am completely grossed out. Running through my head is that scene in Star Trek II Wrath of Kahn when those creepy bugs came out of those guys’ ears. Blech! And all I can think now is, “KAAAAHHHNNNNN!!!!” just like Captain Kirk yelled it.
I am seriously disturbed. Let’s change the subject.
What do y’all want to talk about? I need a suggestion because my mind is swimming with Spanish Christmas songs and ear bugs.
Welcome to my world.