Friday, September 3, 2010

The rest of us don't care what he said to you

How many times have you thought that while listening to a one-sided cellphone conversation on the train?

I'm averaging about 400.

Reader RonNasty, in response to my Chinese take out order gong show post from last night, posted a link about a brilliant mass-marketed response to those who just can't understand why the world really isn't interested in hearing about what kind of chow mein they prefer.

It's called the SHHH project. This highly creative campaign to shut people up is available in a downloadable PDF that you print and then hand out to people currently engaged in a highly obnoxious and loud cellphone conversation.

That is, if you have the nerve to hand it out.


DM said...

Whenever I read stories like this, it reminds me of this story from Japan where there are actual laws against cellphone conversations on commuter trains.

Man punched in face by fellow train commuter over phone manners

TOKYO — A man was arrested after punching another man in the face for purportedly having bad cell phone manners Monday morning at Takadanobaba station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.

According to police, 49-year-old Hiroshi Matsukawa had warned a fellow passenger to obey the mobile phone manner rules while the two were riding the train. The man reportedly talked back to him, causing Matsukawa to get angry and punch him in the face when they both got out at the next station, witnesses said. After being punched, the man teetered on the edge of the platform and his arm was broken by a train passing through the station.

Matsukawa was quoted by police as saying: “I warned him and he complained back at me. That really pissed me off.”

TomW said...

I did???

C.J. Smith said...

My bad. That was RonNasty. Corrected.