Me: [Walks into our apartment building’s gym. It’s usually empty this time of day, but this evening there’s an older guy watching TV.]
Him: [Noticing I’m holding an iPhone and a portable speaker.] I can turn the TV off. I’d prefer to listen to music, anyway.
Me: Um. Actually I was going to listen to an audiobook about corporate sponsorship of the rise of ultra-conservative Christianity in the US.
Him: … oh. [Leaves the TV on while I read on my iPhone instead.]