“Dave Legeret silently fumed as the man seated beside him on the plane blasted techno music on his iPod at full volume,” Erin Carlson reports for The Associated Press.
“‘It was kind of rude,’ recalled Legeret, 38, a jewelry designer from Sandy Hook, Conn., who was forced to listen while flying from New York City to Disney World with his wife and 8-year-old son,” Carlson reports, “‘Listen to it at a level that just you can hear it and everyone else doesn’t have to be subject to it.'”
Carlson reports, “Apple Inc.’s ubiquitous iPod is best known as an instrument of solitude – unless the user ignores standards of etiquette by invading the eardrums of fellow commuters, officemates or other innocent bystanders. Then it starts to get annoying. Especially when you’re stuck in close proximity.”
Carlson reports, “Anna Post, an etiquette instructor at The Emily Post Institute, said she’d heard a story about a woman who asked an iPod-using subway rider to turn down the volume, only to have her request ignored. So she used another tactic: Singing along to the music. ‘And, all of a sudden, boy, did that iPod get shut off,’ said Post, who stressed that ‘a little social shame can go a long way.'”
“‘I got to the point where I’m like, ‘You know what? You really can’t beat it,” said Aimee Wendt, a 27-year-old web designer from Madison, Wis.,” Carlson reports, “‘If you look around, there are so many people with iPods – you might as well join ’em.'”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jim – TIV” for the heads up.]
Punk on bus: [plays loud music on a bus with boom box]
Kirk: Excuse me.
Punk on bus: [doesn’t listen]
Kirk: Excuse me. Would you mind stopping that noise?
Punk on bus: [turns it up louder]
Kirk: [louder and firmer] Excuse me! Would you mind stopping that damn noise?
Punk on bus: [flips him off]
Kirk: [looks at Spock]
Spock: [gives the punk the Vulcan nerve pinch, knocking him unconscious (his head hitting the boom box turned it off), with much applause from fellow bus passengers]
[Thanks MacDailyNews reader “ChrissyOne” for the refresher. (below)]