Work Week Song

I swear, I already had this post ready and done – and now it disappeared!

This week’s work song describes this week but even more last week. It is a Swedish schlager that is both annoying and somehow irresistable. The chorus very much captures my work week. I now know every version of music on hold and I am planning to publish a scientific paper on it soon, ” ‘Fly me to the Moon’: A sociocultural analysis of large publishing houses’ music on hold”.

 

Växeln hallå, hallå, hallå
Växeln hallå, hallå
Fröken hallå, hallå, hallå
Koppla mig till tjugotvå
Det blir inget svar där, hon är inte kvar där
Ja, jag är ledsen, försök på nytt igen
Växeln hallå, hallå, hallå
Koppla mig till tjugotvå

Switchboard, hello, hello, hello
Switchboard, hello, hello
Miss, hello, hello, hello
Connect me to 22
There’s no answer there, she isn’t there anymore
Yes, I am sorry, try again later
Switchboard, hello, hello, hello
Connect me to 22
 
This week, I finally revealed my secret super power to my colleagues as well. When one of them began singing a new line to the currently extremely popular German song, “Atemlos” (“Breathless”), I quickly wrote her a new entire chorus which reflected her feelings regarding work so well that she was completely delighted. I really got into the mood of song-re-writing again so when #mydanishintern and I entered the building again after lunch and I was lazy, I sang to her, “I don’t wanna walk. I want to take the ele-vator”… (I really hope you recognize the song?)

 

 

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