Yes, I wrote this after watching a Christmas choral performance. Yes, I stood there, too distracted by my disdain for the conductor to enjoy the music.
He just looked so nauseatingly pleased with himself, standing with his back to the audience, waving his fingers while other people sang. Then, when the song was over, he took a big theatrical bow as the audience applauded. I wanted to shout, “Nobody’s applauding you, jackass! Now sit down, you’re blocking my view of the talented people!”
There are those who have heard that story and accused me of not having much Christmas spirit.