A new low: A lady was sitting behind me on the tram today, and was complaining loudly to her friend on the phone that she couldn’t hear the announcement the driver made – she blamed her friend. Is she mad? Looking at social etiquette on public transport, I thought this article in The Age again points out there is a fleeting issue with people and their public transport, of the people kind:
A US woman was taken off a train by police and charged after she spoke too loudly on her mobile phone … for 16 hours. Lakeysha Beard was charged with disorderly conduct after she had an argument in a carriage of an Amtrak train with passengers who asked her to be quiet, US media reports said.
It is practically everyday that you will encounter someone talking loudly on the phone, have their MP3 players or iPods playing incessantly loud, and even a failure to cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing. I’ve explained society disintegrating, but this is really easy! But people aren’t getting taught, and the era of common sense has ended.
But for now, there’s no real solution, so I’ll stick to my noise dampening headphones and perhaps this could be printed off…