I have always listened to music more than the average person. Whether I am in the car, at home, at the gym, or in a waiting room. I feel like these are opportune moments to fit in at least a song or two. And it’s not just me. Everywhere I go I see people with headphones placed in their ears.
To understand why we do this, we need only to notice one thing: companies play music when they put you on hold. They do this for the same reason there is music in elevators and waiting rooms.