It keep it on topic, I was sitting in the waiting room at my Subaru dealer waiting for maintenance to be done. At 9am, when the sales part opened, they turned on the music system, music (and not good music) played so loud that it would be difficult to hold a conversation.
That seems to be the new standard. Home depot, department stores, supermarkets, restaurants, malls, even gas stations. It is really becoming annoying. I have a list of restaurants that I can eat at, where the music is not too loud, but it’s a short list.
The only justification I can find is one survey that said people move quicker through stores if there is music. I find that a strange justification, as I would think they would want people to move slowly and perhaps buy more.