'It's too LOUD, can you turn it down please?'
Sensitive Señorita trying to eat somewhere near my un-amplified, entirely acoustic Paraguayan harp...
'A little LATE!' (True, but rare.)
Possibly, occasionally true, but as my harp teacher said encouragingly: 'If you play the harp you'll never go hungry.' The same is true regarding thirst. For centuries harpers have been plied with enormous amounts of alcohol before and during play. Pepys refers to a player on a ship who appeared a little worse the wear on account of the grog.... but the man played very well.