Handling Rude Fellow Commuters/Airline Passengers/Etc.


Childhood idol: George Washington, Fighter Pilot
PREMO Member
Saw this earlier today. I've learned a new approach.

After a tiring day, a commuter settled down in his seat and closed his eyes.

As the train rolled out of the station, a woman sitting next to him pulled out her mobile phone.

She started talking in a loud voice: "Hi sweetheart. It's Sue. I'm on the train". "Yes, I know it's the six thirty and not the four thirty, but I had a long meeting. No, honey, not with that Kevin from the accounting office. It was with the boss. No sweetheart, you're the only one in my life. Yes, I'm sure, cross my heart!"

Fifteen minutes later, she was still talking loudly.

When the man sitting next to her had enough, he leaned over and said into the phone, "Sue, hang up the phone and come back to bed."

Sue doesn't use her mobile phone in public any longer.
--- End of line (MCP)


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If people are going to talk loudly or argue on the phone, I wish they would at least put it on speaker so I know who's side I'm on. :sshrug:
When people do that, I make sure they know I am staring at them and deliberately listening to every word.
If they object, I say words to the effect - "do you think if I turn around, I can no longer hear you?".