What do you do about public nuisances?

Entitled broad on Metro North train flips out

We all wish that every single one of our experiences in public places (movie theater, library, train, restaurant, etc.) are without incident or disturbance. From time to time, someone rubs other people the wrong way. Whether it’s talking in a theater, blabbering on the train, crying babies at white tablecloth restaurants, and so on.

In my years on this planet, I recall “back in the day,” it was rare that any of the other bystanders would get involved – but at the same time folks were more courteous in general. But you just dealt with it – and it usually passed with minimal incident.

Nowadays, I see two things “trending higher” – and that’s the number of folks who have very little concern for others (i.e., with any of the examples mentioned above), there is definitely a greater sense of entitlement around. At the same time, there is also more of a “crowdsourced” gang mentality when it does come to these inconsiderate “respect offenders.” I’m not 100% sure if it’s cause/effect – but I’m not thrilled with either. What next? Are we going to start bashing each others heads in if we’re just slightly disturbed?

Take this snooty broad on the Metro North train recently. She was apparently gabbing on the phone, and supposedly used some profane words. A train attendant approached her and she became bitchy and bragged about her education. Watching this video just confirms my fears that the human race is in danger big time. There are so many things wrong with this on different levels.

  1. The declining respect people have for others.
  2. The “police state” of our country – you can barely walk to the corner store without offending someone or breaking one of the dumb rules out there.
  3. The fact that the video went viral – and become stories on sites like this. Really, there are many more important things to worry about… but I digress.
  4. What ever happened to just simple “dirty looks” or a simple “shhh?” Do they not work anymore?
  5. Do you see some of the potential downfalls of being “connected” to practically everything at every moment of every day? It’s just getting too easy.

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14 Comments on "What do you do about public nuisances?"

Jimbo
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Jimbo

This was on Dealbreaker a few days ago. At the risk of sounding even snottier, the high class education she was throwing around was…..NYU. She also interned at BNP. Nothing wrong with NYU or BNP, but if you’re gonna name-drop because you think it makes you better than other people….NYU? Really? Her name is Hermon Raju.

mooshu
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mooshu

Eh, no name you drop deserves royal treatment.

In the real world, it doesn’t matter where you’re educated– what matters is what you can do.[quote comment=”207894″]This was on Dealbreaker a few days ago. At the risk of sounding even snottier, the high class education she was throwing around was…..NYU. She also interned at BNP. Nothing wrong with NYU or BNP, but if you’re gonna name-drop because you think it makes you better than other people….NYU? Really? Her name is Hermon Raju.[/quote]

adamc
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adamc

“Do you know how well educated I am?” LMAO

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

There’s a lot of these people around. We refer to them as your educated morons.[quote comment=”207880″]“Do you know how well educated I am?” LMAO[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Well educated? If that i so ,this well educated lugnut should have had the commen sense to bitch bark and curse on the cell phone after she got off the train..Well educated but lacking in manors..Her parents fault..A well educated person never lets anyone know what their thinking.. 😀 [quote comment=”207903″]There’s a lot of these people around. We refer to them as your educated morons.[/quote]

escaped68
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Sometimes being nice or even a look doesn’t work. If the party is being loud or annoying on their cell phone and the”glare” doesn’t work I have been known to turn and get in their face and yell you and that f***ing phone out. That works for me.

mooshu
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mooshu

“Private conversation”! Pfft, ha ha ha ha ha!

Kudos to the ticket-girl for keeping her cool. Off-duty, I’m sure she’d have shoved the unnecessarily irate woman out of her face with minimal effort.

You know, my friend has this handy-dandy toy that cuts off phone reception. Uses it on trains, buses, etc, to interrupt conversations just like this one. Greatest invention ever.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Public nuisance is the correct term. This wench believes her private conversation occupying the airwaves of a public space comes before the privacy rights of others and the safety of the train. Education at whatever school she went to sure breeds delusion.

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