A college convenience store is a magical place. So magical, in fact, that proper physics do not take place! Hence the word, “Magical.” It is magical in ways that you can only experience as it happens. Not through traditional scientific method, rather through make believe. One of the major dictators of physics within your convenience store is the old lady who complains about noise coming from your convenience store. For the sake of this article, we will call her Pamela. Ms. Pamela runs the building your convenience store is located in, and within this building is the little world she has created. Your convenience store is part of this creation, as your employer has rented a space from this lady and put you to work behind the counter.
One aspect of this magical building is the bending of physics of sound.
Ms. Pamela’s intentions are questionable. Whether she is truly a human within a rotting sack of flesh or an alien in an unconvincing human costume. Anyway, that’s for later. The point of this lesson is about Sound. And boy does it ever make no sense.
If you ever have the radio/music on while in your convenience store while Ms. Pamela is in the building, she will always come and tell you to turn it down — no matter what volume it is. She claims that the sound waves from “the radio,” which is pointing toward the trash can, is actually bouncing up into the air ducts, through the elevator shaft and into the study room (that is about 30-40 feet away from your convenience store) in enough amplitude that it is possible to hear it! Not only is this clearly bullshit, but simply impossible. On many occasions, the radio is nowhere near as loud as the refrigerators and slushy machines that are inside the convenience store!
Because she rules the building with an iron fist and we rent the place from her, she wants to always feel like she’s in control of everything that is going on. That imperialistic, alien, sound adept masterbitch.