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1. My coworker plays Christian rock all day

I was recently moved from a private office to a shared office with one other member of my team, Lily. I tend to work in silence most of the time, but Lily likes to have music going at all times. I don’t have a problem with that – I like music, I just don’t keep it running all day when left to my own devices. We talked about it when we first moved into our shared office, and I agreed to having music on in our office. It’s always her music, since she comes in before I do, so by the time I come in her music is already playing. I wouldn’t mind that, even, if it were something generic.

But it turns out that she specifically listens to Christian music. Not even just vaguely Christian pop, which I could probably ignore, but songs I recognize from many years ago when my parents tried to get me more interested in church by taking me to the “alternative” services. They’re basically hymns, with lyrics talking about “the precious blood of Jesus Christ” and “Jesus, Lord of all”

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