I was picking up milk, cereal and a few other things Friday in the Twin City supermarket when I heard some shocking lyrics come out of the sound system.
Well, I was shocked, though most people were not registering any reaction at all to the repeated phrase "what the f.***" as part of a club-style song that went on for quite a while.
A Google search quickly turned up the song and confirmed the lyrics. If you look up Sak Noel Loca People, you can check it for yourself.
Now, I know that "WTF" is a common acronym online. And a faux children's bedtime story shot to the top of the charts with the phrase, "Go the f*** to sleep." I have heard even young schoolchildren tossing F-bombs in their conversation when school lets out. We were also informed recently that somebody likes to assert power by declaring, "I am the f***ing mayor."
Still, it briefly struck me as the nadir of civilization to have this phrase turning the air blue while I was grocery shopping in a neighborhood market full of children and elders.
I don't know what music service the store uses, but maybe they should take that particular catchy tune out of the rotation.