A MINICAB ride was ruined for both driver and passenger thanks to a radio station they both hated listening to.
Nathan Muir booked an Uber hoping to avoid a tedious journey by public transport but was instead subjected to a barrage of insipidly nostalgic music that he had no control over.
Muir said: “I thought I was having a little treat, getting a taxi. Instead I had inadvertently condemned myself to a grim cocoon filled with the sounds of tragic MOR bands like The Beautiful South, Tracy Chapman and Lighthouse Family.
“It was when Fairground Attraction’s Perfect came on that I was tempted to open the door and throw myself out onto the road, but I presume the driver loves a bit of Smooth and I didn’t want to be rude.”
Driver Tariq Aziz said: “Believe me, I would rather eat my own eyebrows than listen to this awful rubbish.
“But I took one look at the guy and thought, this seems like the sort of bland Englishman who would relish a soundtrack of beige, inoffensive easy listening.
“So I’m surprised to hear he hated it. What is it about the British? They aggressively colonise half the world but when it comes to saying ‘For both our sakes, could you turn this shit off?’ their courage entirely deserts them.”