Dance Club Shopping at its Finest

Lately I have noticed a trend at shopping malls and outlet malls and it isn’t one I like.  Most of the smaller stores you go into these days have the music up very loud. It feels, perhaps intentional, like a dance club.  Or at least how dance clubs use to feel. Now if you go to a dance club or the movies you will likely go deaf.  It’s upsetting on so many levels.  I think it is very unhealthy, and for many like myself unpleasant, but also I think it isn’t good from a security stand point unless of course you have someone in a massive camera room in the back like in the casinos, which most small stores do not.  So I am left to wonder, what is their goal in doing this?  At first I thought maybe it was just a younger vibe, younger people, but managers set stuff like this and it isn’t just younger demographic shops that are doing it.  So what is the goal?  I personally find it disorienting.  Instead of wanting to spend time shopping and spend more money I can’t wait to get out or forego it altogether in some cases. It makes online shopping seem like the perfect alternative. It would seem that background music is a thing of the past.  So is the goal to drive everyone to online shopping? Is the goal that only young people get to enjoy going to a shop? I can’t imagine a shop owner would seek to disenfranchise any of it’s demographic, or intentionally harm any of it’s customers.  I personally think that there are a lot more like myself that are uncomfortable with it but just don’t say anything.  So what about you? Have you noticed this trend? Do you like it, or not like it? What do you think the goal of doing it is?

Here are some links about popular activities that are harmful for our hearing.  I personally feel that shopping might be becoming one of them. So some quick research says that stores are intentionally damaging our hearing because it makes many of us spend money. Wow! I should have known it had to do with their bottom lines. Just wow!



13 thoughts on “Dance Club Shopping at its Finest

  1. I rarely shop in stores other than grocery stores or Target, so I haven’t encountered this as much. But if I walked into a store blaring music, I’d feel the same way as you. I like my hearing just the way it is. No need to make it as bad as my vision!

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      1. Melody J Haislip

        No, the worst is the people who go out the day after Christmas and begin buying stuff for the next year. There really is such a thing as being too organized.

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  2. cindy

    I do agree. Even the damn Dollar/99 cent stores have music blasting and I can’t even think its so loud and annoying. I never thought about the security aspect of it so Dani you are right on about everything. Great read.

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  3. Cindy having worked retail for so many years I relied heavily on my ears to help know what people were up to. You hear a lot if you listen. So whatever, if they lose product because of the aggressive way they are trying to attain sales at their customers expense that’s sort of like Karma. LOL Always wonderful to see you here. xo


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