Me-Oriented Society

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    Call it self centered, ignorant or just plain rude but have you noticed that many people just have no consideration for people around them...

    Can you imagine being stuck next to this gal on a train...:wtf:


    A 39-year old woman, Lakeysha Beard, talked for more than half a day while on an Amtrak train going from Oakland, California, to Salem, Oregon. The loud cellphone conversation lasted sixteen hours last Monday, after which police stopped the train for twenty minutes to arrest the woman.

    According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, Amtrak has no policy forbidding passengers from talking on the phone on a moving train.

    In the train's car, a few passengers asked the woman to put the phone away or to stop a few times during the conversation prior to notifying the train staff. Staff members were unable to convince the woman to end the conversation and stopped the train to arrest the woman and halt the disruption.

    As British newspaper Metro mentioned, this cellphone conversation doesn't beat the record 51-hour phone call by Sunil Prabhakar of New Delhi in 2009.

    Sydney, Australia etiquette expert Alex Travers, remarking on a train incident in March, said part of the problem is a lack of respect for public transportation from younger generations. The U.S. woman in the current incident, Lakeysha Beard, is 39 years old. Travers said, "I'm afraid we are all in a very bad place as far as we feel about our public transport. People think poorly of it, so therefore they are getting on it with a poor attitude." He called youths "me-oriented" and said that they "do what they want to do" without thinking about others on the vehicle.

    BizarreNews.Org - Train passenger arrested for a 16-hour loud cellphone conversation
     
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    Glad I don't have to pay her phone bill.
     
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    We have a society which advances the philosophy of the ME! ME! ME! society and then wonder why people are selfish and rude?!

    WhatEVER the market will bear

    Let the buyer beware.

    These are the bedrock principles of our economic system.

    What do they tell us about what is good behavior and what is bad behavior?

    These adages tell us that greed is a good thing and that a person who is hoodwinked or swindled in a business transation deserved his fate.

    And we wonder why our fellow citizens are selfish and rude?!
     
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    Lakeysha Beard its all in the name
     
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    16 hours? That's a seriously decent battery she's got. LMAO.

    On UK public transport, they have designated 'quiet carriages', in which people are not allowed to use cell phones - even speaking is frowned upon. LOL... but it is a good idea, I think. Give people an option to avoid the assclowns who think every thought that crosses their brain must also go out of their mouth.
     
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    I wonder what she was arrested for. What were the charges?
     
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    I question the news source.
    No cell phone battery lasts that long.
     
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    We have a lack of parents, who are teaching their children about common courtesies. And often these same parents, were not taught them, themselves.

    The rest just don't care about others; they don't mind offending, at all. They are self-centered and self-absorbed.

    "Children learn what they live."
     
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    It seems that many parents have forgotten why they had children in the first place..
     

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