What I hate about when things change is that I have to "adjust." I get into a routine that works, and then I have to find another way, just because someone somewhere made a decision without thinking about how it affects me.
This week the programming geniuses at KNBR-AM in San Francisco disrupted my life by replacing a show I listened to every morning while I was running my errands. I got a lot of good information from the Dan Patrick Show, a discussion program about sports with people who know what they're talking about. It made me look smart, because I could pass on the news before my friends heard it.
Now that time slot has been given over to a local call-in show, featuring any idiot with a cell phone who happens to be driving on the Bayshore Freeway (or the Nimitz or 101 or 280) and nothing to offer but an opinion. If I wanted somebody's uninformed opinion, I'd listen to KGO. And if I needed to hear what the idiots were saying today, I'd switch to KSFO.
It's not that I don't believe idiots have a right to their opinions. It's just that I liked things the way they were. Now I'm listening to the oldies station while I'm driving in the mornings. At least there's something I can count on. The music of the fifties and sixties will never change. I'm comfortable with that.