"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!" ~*~Jane Austen

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ride the Rocket

I think I've finally figured out my favourite mode of transportation. You might be quite surprised to hear that its the subway but wait for my reasoning and then maybe you'll understand why. I'm one of those people who, despite knowing how to drive, take the bus more often. It's not a personal choice (like it would be for a lot of environmentalists) but it's more a matter of there not being enough car to go around and me not (yet) having enough money to both buy myself a car and pay for its upkeep.

So, given the circumstances I end up taking the bus to most places. I remember when I first moved here in 1998 (not so long ago) the bus used to be noisy but because people were talking to each other. Now, however, although it may not be so noisy to me it is far much "louder". The culprit: CELLPHONES.

If owning one of these contraptions makes me NOT anti-cellphone then I guess I'm not anti-cellphone but what I AM against is the way people abuse these things. I understand that to a lot of people cellphones have become almost a necessity but really, do I HAVE to listen to ALL your private conversations on the bus/train?? Call me old-fashioned but where's the sense of decorum? I really do not want to hear stories about how awful your (ex)boyfriend is at kissing or how many times you did it last night or what a bitch your mom/sister/bestfriend is.

Why not discuss these things with whoever you want to discuss them with when an entire bus-full of people can't hear you? Is that too much to ask?

The subway, then, is my favourite mode of transportation because cellphones don't work on 'em :D.

Oh, and while I'm on the subject of cell-phone bashing I might as well tell you the cell-phone incident that ticked me off the most. This happened last summer. I decided to take a walk around my neighbourhood and ended up behind these two girls. They initially started off walking and talking but before I knew what was happening they were both on their respective cellphones chatting away with some other people :S. Now, why would you go out on a walk with a friend if you don't want to talk to her?

Maybe I just need to accept the changes in social relations but I just don't want to.

Oh, and by the way. My legs did NOT, I repeat did NOT, hurt from the walking mentioned in the previous post...guess all those hours at the gym paid off :D


Blogger M@dMaN said...

Money post on the cell phones, I was gonna post an entry but I might as well babble here for a bit. It's SO dumb how people would rather talk on a phone than in real life. It's like they're talking to people and the second their phone rings, they feel obliged to pick up. That's so stupid. Give the person who you're talking to some respect. Just because someone calls you doesn't mean you have to pick it up.

ONE guy I know, as I was talking to him, and we were engaged in a conversation, his phone rang, but he shut if off. That's quality.

12:48 AM

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12:05 PM

Blogger M@dMaN said...

aw shucks

1:41 AM

Blogger TH said...

You are absolutely right about the way people use cell phones! People using it during driving, you happen to be behind that car you are stuck!

In the classes (despite repeated announcement by the teacher that switch them off), in the exams hall (despite repeated announcement by administration to not to carry cell phone in exam hall). Or at any other public place!

Another thing that was interesting is that the cell phones does not work in subways! ... interesting.


8:21 AM


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