I am washing the dishes while wearing my iPod Nano. The music on both the Nano and my iTunes is a mish-mash of old favorites I’ve purchased from the Apple Music Store, my favorite show music CDs and the more contemporary fare loaded on by my sons.
As I put away clean dishes, the graceful strains of Yo-Yo Ma playing the Appalachia Waltz are superseded by something that starts loud and gets louder. It’s Rockapella, singing Eye of the Tiger, and oh.my.gosh. I can’t remember how to turn the volume down!!
I whip the little leather case open and start rubbing my thumb over the little dial. It gets louder!! I say to #1 Son, “How do I turn this down?!?!!”
“Mom,” he says, “I can hear you. You don’t have to shout. You’re being ridiculous.”
I take out the ear buds. He shows me how to turn down the volume. (You rub your thumb *around* the dial, not up or down.)
Why does this feel like a preview of coming attractions?