An Alert Reader™ sent me this singer-themed Miss Manners column the other day. This complaint is heard over and over in singer circles!
It’s not that we don’t like to sing in public. I mean, that’s our job! But that’s just it – it’s a job. And like everybody else with a 9-5 job, sometimes it’s nice to not be working. Instead of asking singers to sing on the spot, ask when they will be performing in your area. We will gladly plug our performances! And you’ll probably enjoy the experience a bit more, as well.
(On a side note, Bird-family favorite Dave Barry, the originator of the Alert Reader™ brand, has a blog!)