There is an unspoken etiquette when riding on public transportation. For the most part, people are expected to keep to themselves, give others what personal space that they can, and stay quiet out of respect for the others on the train or bus. Sometimes there will be a bit of quiet conversation between a few people who rode together, or a polite inquiry from a tourist asking for directions…but then other days, you get people like this who just don’t care about who they might be bothering! One woman had enough of his rude behavior…and may have gone too far!!
After a tiring day at work, I got on the train—my usual commute—and sat down and closed my eyes.
As the train rolled out of the station, the guy sitting next to me pulled out his cellphone and started speaking in a really loud voice: “Hi sweetheart. It’s Eric. I’m on the train,” I could hear him bellow.
“Yes, I know it’s the six thirty and not the four thirty, but I had a long meeting.” I hoped this would be the end of the loud conversation, but to my dismay, he continued in a voice that seemed to grow louder and louder as he kept talking.
“No, honey, not with that blonde from the accounts office. It was with the boss.” I put my finger to my lips to ask him to be a little quieter, but he ignored me.
“No sweetheart, you’re the only one in my life.”
“Yes, I’m sure, cross my heart.”
He wasn’t stopping anytime soon so I then tried asking him politely to lower his voice, but he got really cross with me and said—rather rudely, I might add—”You are free to find another seat.”
Fifteen minutes pass and the guy is still talking loudly. It’s at this point that I got fed up of his antics and leaned into the phone to say, “Eric, hang up the phone and come back to bed.”
Redfaced and absolutely shocked, he shut off the phone and didn’t say a single word after I did that. I doubt he uses his phone in public any longer.
What do you think of her scandalous tactic to get him to be quiet?! Some people think that she went too far by using his wife’s insecurities to get her own way…and others think that she didn’t go far enough! What would YOU have done in her position? Hey, she got what she wanted in the end, right?
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