After I complained a couple of days ago about a neighbor's loud daily wake-up alarm playing the inherently irritating song "It's a Small World After All," I've been getting singing phone calls.
The calls are from former colleagues at KHON2, who are reminding me that there's a song I dislike even more than "Small World." They start the phone calls by breaking into "Close to You," the old Carpenters hit.
Okay, it's a very tough call--but I admit that even worse than being awakened at 4 a.m. by "It's a Small World After All" is the idea of being creeped-out daily by the song asking, "Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near? " and answering, "Just like me, they long to be close to you." Reminds me of the old Hitchcock movie, The Birds.
Back when I was leaving KHON2 to come here to PBS Hawaii, the Channel 2 gang held a great going-away party for me at Chai's Island Bistro at Aloha Tower Marketplace. In the wee hours of the morning, a group of us was reluctant to part. But several of the crew made saying good-bye a whole lot easier when they broke into the song they knew I can't stand, "Close to You." I bade them a fond and quick adieu!
Now they're calling me and singing the song...It truly is a Small World.