A person with more self-control and perspective than I apparently have would have kept walking – and a person who'd never been a pageant winner but who'd paid his dues as a lounge pianist back in the day would certainly have kept his mouth shut – but apparently I didn't learn those lessons and it's five days until Thanksgiving and I have my narrow but intense issues with Christmas songs anyway, so I went there:
Seriously, I said, it's too early for Christmas songs. You should be playing Thanksgiving songs.
He gave me the same look I would have given someone like me, back in the day, and said, Can you sing any Thanksgiving songs?
A long and awkward pause followed, and I made my sheepish exit.
Wish I'd remembered this: