You show me someone who’s enjoying sitting at an airport and I will show you a liar. Bearable at most, the experience of traveling is never fun, unless you’ve got something to take your mind off the dreariness of waiting. Travelers passing through Prague’s airport recently had quite the opposite experience, after a pianist connected with an airport piano.
As lovely and elegant as pianos can be, and as many memories one might have of plunking away at “Heart and Soul,” if you’ve got one that doesn’t work and aren’t willing to spend the money to fix it, it just turns into a huge piece of furniture taking up room in your home. Since the value of used pianos, uprights in particular, has gone down in recent years, owners are starting to dump pianos instead of trying to fix them or giving them away.
Last Christmas, Jennifer bought her daughter a digital piano, and it hasn’t sounded very good since June or so. What sounds even worse is that manufacturer Casio and the local piano repair shop were dragging their feet on getting it working again before the one-year warranty was up. We shared this story a few weeks agoand things looked bleak…until Jennifer’s husband thought to call the retailer they had ordered the piano from: Best Buy.