The sound of muzak

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From: Barry Foster, High Stakesby, Whitby.

I AM in entire agreement with the recent letters about music in public places. While I can just about cope with some of it, the volume and noise is appalling.

I no longer remain in shops where the music is blaring out into our ears,so they have lost my custom.

A recent discussion in one shop left me in no doubt by the assistant that they all enjoyed the music and it was for them So much for customers.

Don’t these wonderful Health and Safety folk who seem to pop up at strange times ever visit these shops and get them to turn the volume down?

I would love to start a 
campaign to ban all the music 
in shops. Anyone prepared to join me?

A high-risk career option

From: Karl Sheridan, Selby Road, Holme on Spalding Moor, East Yorkshire.

THE Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, firmly denies that yet another round of expensive recruitment advertising signifies desperation in his bid to find replacements, and that it’s a quite normal process to revitalise the Armed Forces.

I beg to differ and suggest that maybe the public are wising up and becoming sceptical as regards the suggested benefits and career possibilities that 
the Armed Forces offer – excluding of course the sobering detail that the job entails the risk of being killed.

Healthy eating

From: Miss JA Dunning, Queen’s Parade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

AS I’ve written before to your columns, patients go into 
hospital for treatment, not 
to be fed (Grant Woodward, Yorkshire Post, August 11). A 
stay is usually minimal.

In other countries, relatives and friends provide meals during hospital stays.

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