Elvis captivated many hearts in his lifetime. And, even years after his death people still flock to Graceland and purchase his music. While most love Elvis, one Australian woman faced unlawful wounding charges on this day in January, 2006, because of her dislike of The King's music.
Everyone has an artist or specific song on their hate list; the type that makes people want to stab their eardrums with a pencil. And, everyone has an artist or special song they love; the type that gets played until the device cannot play it anymore.
One can only imagine what truly transpired that day in Northam, which is about an hour away from Perth, but the repetitive playing of Elvis' "Burning Love" over and over again led a woman to stab her lover multiple times with a pair of scissors. The resulting wounds were not life threatening for the 35-year-old man, but it appears from the reports that his actions also had a part to play in the scenario.
Elvis was born January 8, 1935 and the man in this case decided to celebrate the artist's seventy-first birthday by playing the song over and over again. This infuriated and aggravated the Australian woman to a point in which she took physical action to make the noise stop.
Although the author of this article cannot find any verification of the final charges the woman received, her actions clearly show how unhealthy the relationship had become. Because, in order to stab your significant other over something as simple as a song, illustrates that there must be some level of dysfunction in the relationship.
Whether you love or hate Elvis's music, two things can be learned from this incident.The first, is the importance of mutual respect for each other and the second, is the understanding that no matter how much you like a song, there is a good chance your spouse wants to stab their eardrums with a pencil every time you play it.
Research note: All information obtained for this article was found from news articles posted from Reuters as well as Australian news sources found on StandYourGround.
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