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To the young men standing in front of my office:

If I can hear the music you're playing through a closed door that usually keeps the traffic noises of a busy shopping street at bay so loud and clear, you're playing it MUCH TOO LOUD.

And one of them just walked in - I'd say high school age. To say that one of our window ads was spelled wrong. And when I suggested that the radio was might be too loud, he said, "I just got new batteries. I love my radio." But he took the suggestion.

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kids these days.

But was he right?

Indeed. And the window should be corrected.

I'm back from lunch, btw.

Well, an apartment was being advertised as having 'tow bedrooms'. You could have told him it was an RV.

Not for that money. :)

I've fixed it.

But he took the suggestion

You're fortunate. The last time I suggested a teenager turn down his boombox, he flipped me the bird and cranked it louder.

These are the kids who'll be taking care of us when we are old.

But see, that's okay. Because we'll all be deaf and we'll need the radio cranked up to hear it. *g*

My take is that his statement about loving his radio was his version of an apology (it at least was an explanation). The fact that he then turned it down showed that he wasn't too irked that someone else didn't share his radio love.
He actually sounds like an okay kid.

And when I suggested that the radio was might be too loud, he said, "I just got new batteries. I love my radio."

I'm afraid I probably would have responded: "I just hope that 15 years from now you're not saying you got new batteries... for your hearing aid."

Two surprising things with this kid.

1) he recognized the error.
2) he actually turned it down without throwing a fit.

And the scary thing is that those could be considered to be surprising.

Maybe because I thanked him and then didn't tell him to turn it down. Just suggested that it might be considered a bit loud if I could hear it clearly in the office.

He was a good kid.