An older man walking past in the Public Garden stopped and told me, "I'm surprised they haven't made you quit yet."
Hm...it's legal to busk in the Public Garden (although there are rules against having music at your wedding ceremony, but that's another story); I'm playing a fairly quiet instrument, and I'm not singing offensive lyrics. Or any lyrics. Why would "they" make me quit?
I wonder if it was sour grapes, but I didn't pursue the matter.