In an earlier post, I mentioned the Japanese tolerance for repetitive noise. I did not mention that at our local supermarket, AEON, they have been playing, on-repeat, the same cheesy piece of music for the last three months. It's the anthem of the local baseball team, the "Softbank Hawks" or, rather, "Sofuto Banko Hooookasu".
La voilà: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McuCy_ToG2o
At Guantanamo, the Americans used repetitive annoying music as torture. I have no doubt that there are EU Regulations banning this sort of thing, and yet the employees of AEON have to put up with it all day every day. For shame.