If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s a loud talker. Particularly someone who is yelling into their cell phone as if we’re all super impressed by their fascinating conversation.
I notice this a lot among the very old and the younger crowd. This is the part where I age myself, because I wasn’t raised on cell phones. Millennials, however, have likely owned cells since they hit junior high. Some even younger.
I can excuse the old folks for loud talking because, well, God bless ’em for even jumping on the cell phone bandwagon in the first place. If yelling helps them acclimate, so be it. And when’s the last time you heard an oldster OMG-ing and LIKE, NO WAY-ing into a cell?
As Strollerderby has previously reported, the Millennial debate rages on. Are they a bunch of self-obsessed whiners or are they just confident in their abilities? If this New York train rider (caught on, ironically, a cell phone) is an example of her peers, it’s the former. When confronted by a train employee who asks her to lower her voice and stop dropping “F bombs” she replies with “Do you know what schools I’ve been to? How well-educated I am?” Apparently the Ivy Leaguer’s version of a movie star’s “Don’t you know who I am?” when being turned away from the latest Hollywood hot spot.
Shocked that someone had the balls to call her out she continues her rant with “I’m sorry do you think I’m a little hoodlum?” She then demands her money back and dares the conductor to stop the train.
As Liz Goodwin of Yahoo reports, the person who uploaded the video to YouTube added a description (which has since been removed) explaining that the woman “was talking too loud on the train when the conductor politely asked her to keep it down and stop using profanity or to take it to the vestibule.”
Here’s the video:
After the altercation, the conductor came on the loudspeaker and reminded people to keep conversations quiet, “especially those people who went to Harvard or Yale or are from Westport.”
What do you think? Perfect example of Millennials today or just one bad apple?