Jan
17
2010

“It Was Hi-Larious”

Dear Woman On the 3,

You are so griding my gears right now.  Sitting across from me, yelling into your cell phone, repeating the phrase “O.M.G.  It was Hi-Larious, Becky.”

I don’t know who Becky is, but if she thinks your stupid story about how you passed some guy your number at Rickhouse is, indeed, Hi-Larious, I hate her too.

I am the first person to champion loud phone conversations on the street.  In fact, I’d say that more often than not, if I’m walking around, I’m on the phone.  Walking from Point A to Point B provides the perfect dead time to make and return phone calls.   But on the sidewalk, with a zillion people caught up in their own chats, said phone calls are unobtrusive.

On the 3, a small enclosed space that is bad enough without your whiny voice, high-pitched chortle and staggering insecurities being broadcast through it, they are pretty damn obtrusive.

Where is the bus justice in the world?  I sit quietly and always give up my seat for the elderly and am repaid by the universe by getting sat on, drooled on and groped by middle-aged men just “trying to find the ‘stop requested’ button on the bar by the back door” (here’s a hint — it’s not anywhere near my chest).  You’re using Muni as your own personal phone booth and the worst you get is a written slap on the wrist on this blog.

If the guy you met at Rickhouse actually calls, I sure hope I’m not on the bus when you answer.

Meccanized.

Sincerely,

Lindsay

  • http://www.linkedin.com/companies/590727/Clement+Communications%2C+LLC?trk=pp_icon Bret Clement

    This reminds of me a June, 2000 survey on cell phone etiquette by online wireless retailer LetsTalk.com. That survey found 50% of people would take calls on public transportation.http://www.letstalk.com/company/release_041800.htm6 years later, the number of people who would take a cell phone call on public transportation plummeted to 45%.http://www.letstalk.com/company/release_031406.htm“Woman on the 3” is clearly in the minority now. Especially since she is a loud mouth.

  • Name

    Has anyone done a study about percentage of Meccanized things that are MUNI related? Or how often you defend your bus manners (always giving up your seat to elderly, etc.) when mentioning the bus? Gotta be high. – Asshat.

  • Name

    Has anyone done a study about percentage of Meccanized things that are MUNI related? Or how often you defend your bus manners (always giving up your seat to elderly, etc.) when mentioning the bus? Gotta be high. – Asshat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001889683806 Arun Soni

    I sure hope I’m not on the bus when you answer.medical billing and coding

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