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  •  There are all sorts of people (1+ / 0-)
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    in the world, and for as long as we're here we have to share the planet whether we like it or not. That's just reality. We do have some choices in life, however.

    I am having a little trouble understanding why anyone - anywhere - would attempt to defend the outrageous and decidedly dangerous treatment this woman received for the not awful 'sin' of singing a gospel song while on public transportation. Even if she couldn't carry a tune in a bucket I could have tolerated it - maybe appreciate it for the expression that it was - for the duration of my ride. Without the violent offense visited upon her by an obvious thug. Heck, if her singing voice was truly intolerable, I probably would have moved to sit next to her and invite her nicely to tell me what's on her mind - I love that song, what made you decide to sing it, what's your story... And I probably would have enjoyed the conversation immensely, too.

    I understand your intolerance, I just don't see how you could believe your intolerance must outweigh the simple presence of any irritating 'other' in a public space. Perhaps you are living and working in the wrong environment (for your nature). There are some options, you know.

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