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  •  You don't always get what you want in life. (0+ / 0-)

    Who the hell are you to decide that your desire for quiet is more important than her desire to sing?  You want to be out amongst others, you deal with the petty annoyances of others getting to do what they want, without taking your desires as the deciding factor.

    While I'm not proud of it, I've taken an intense dislike to you based on your posts in this diary.  I don't know that I've read posts exhibiting such a callous self centeredness in a very long time.  

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 12:01:15 PM PST

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    •  Think what you want, doesn't matter to me (0+ / 0-)

      In regards to desires for quiet over desires to sing, I was raised to be very mindful of my volume in public. I go out of my way to make sure I'm not a disturbance to my fellow humans, whether it's on transit, at a movie theatre, wherever. It's basic respect.

      There are venues for singing in public, and transit is not one of them. You can call that selfish all day long, but it doesn't change the tradition that we are supposed to be mindful and self-aware enough to not disturb our fellow humans in certain circumstances, and transit is among the top circumstances in my book.

      •  Well, good for you. But the rest of the world is (5+ / 0-)
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        not obligated to comport to your standards.

        "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

        by gustynpip on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 12:20:36 PM PST

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      •  Isn't this just what you are complaining about (1+ / 0-)
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        regarding the noise makers:

        Think what you want, doesn't matter to me
        I thought that attitude from the noisy kids on the Showtime train bothered you, but you express it as well.

        So, it is doubtful progress will be made.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 01:07:50 PM PST

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