By the level of a bad influence on a man, karaoke ranks somewhere between a game console and the childhood friend Toby. Many women consider giving a home-based karaoke system as a present to their men on special occasions. We’re going to warn them against the effects of such slapdash actions and speak about the problems they are going to face.
01. You used to listen to your significant one singing in the shower only – now he is going to sing every evening in your living room. You’d better not expect that his tastes in music improved one bit since his school parties 20 years ago.
02. Your partner’s good friends who have been only briefly mentioned before, are in flesh at your place now. First, it will be just one friend, then two, and then a crowd. And there’s no chance to talk them into going back to a pub and pursue their activities they’ve been enjoying for a recent decade there. Soccer? What soccer? Beer? Doesn’t ring the bell. Greg has found a cool selection of songs about the Navy.
03. Not only his friends but his distant family too will now come over to sing the hits of their youth. At this point, you can hardly remember that quiet and tranquil life you had when they paid a rare visit for a birthday, travelling from the other part of the city.
04. Your partner now looks better than you. Could be due to some important tournament in a karaoke club. He takes care of his hair, skin, has bought fancy shoes and a suit. Worse comes to worst these changes won’t go unnoticed among your female friends. Your now ex-friends.
07. Your partner suddenly discovers that singing is his vocation. What can it possibly mean? Why has he never mentioned that before and never believed his calling was to do chores and take care of you? Who the hell is this guy you’ve been living with for all these years?
08. Your partner has quit bad habits, went to a gym, and sticks to a healthy diet. His is gleaming with joy. He’d better not get too keen on that.
09. You can now tell apart reverse and delay effects as well as give a detailed description of any karaoke effect. Even just passing by, you can drop a good tip on where to tone up or slow the tempo down. After all, the role-play of a sound engineer was not in vain.
010. Not so rarely, you discover the symptoms that you’re not doing well, either. You move with a light dancing motion at the supermarket, sing together with the taxi radio, learn scales and install half a dozen apps for boosting your singing skills. Wait! Why did nobody warn that karaoke is so contagious?
All these things are likely to happen if you buy a karaoke system for your partner. If you’re not ready for the positive changes, not big on noisy parties, and you’d rather be sitting still in front of the TV-set, then karaoke is contraindicated to you. It’s worth a risk in all other cases. Remember one crucial thing: when you give a karaoke system as a present you’re personally responsible for every song sung!