People who don't use head phones are sad...

Every time I'm on the bus & I hear multiple people cranking the volume up on their devices, I don't get mad, I just think you're all sad. When I hear a group of people blasting their blue tooth speakers at the northern end of the Lynn Valley trail, ruining the serene beauty, peace & quite that the rest of us seek in nature, I don't become envious of their high-tech toys that just end up in a dump in two years. I just think to myself: how incredibly sad. I think you all sad. I'm not jealous, not envious, not mad, not angry. No. I just feel sorry for you all. I feel sorry for you because your parents obviously did a very poor job of raising you. I feel sorry for you because you will never know what it's like to switch your disposable toys off, to put them away, & to get to know your fellow human beings while riding transit. It's also particularly sad to think that none of you will ever know what it's like to sit in nature, by yourselves, without any noise to distract you, & to simply enjoy existing. Truly, truly sad.

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Good points OP

Feb 29, 2024 at 3:05pm

about respecting other people's soundscape and the ultimate comfort to be found in our naturescape. However is not headphone technology almost done? They'll soon have a chip implant to do away with external devices.

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The personal speakers are getting bigger too

Feb 29, 2024 at 5:49pm

I was having a xoffee with a friend there were three local junkies all blaring different shitty, shitty songs.

It's the best way to definine insanity.
Three different keys
Volume
Differing rhythms

If you ever want to feel anxiety..... do this.

I had a shit job for awhile selling Ipads etc.

I knew blackberry was going into the tubes (they were on top then) when they wanted the sales staff to harp on the fact their devices could play four different videos simultaneously.
I even asked their district manager; "Why would anyone want to play four different videos at once?

He just towed the line, unthinkingly.

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Agreed

Feb 29, 2024 at 6:51pm

I don’t necessarily feel sad for them because they’re making their own choices. But I really hate when people are so inconsiderate of others that they think blasting their music when they’re out in public is acceptable. It’s bad enough when they’re on the beach and I can’t escape their musical taste, but when they’re in the forest it’s more like sacrilege.

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Gonna disagree

Feb 29, 2024 at 8:04pm

First, you need to proofread before hitting the post comment button.
Second, it's not sad when these people crank up the music on their headphones, it's fucking rude and annoying. I understand that people want to drown out noisy, obnoxious passengers but when you crank your loud, profane rap music, you become a nuisance to the unfortunate people sitting next to you. I also understand that women wear headphones as a signal to men that they want to be left alone, but I don't need to hear whatever shitty music they're listening to. The people who crank out music on speakers in tranquil settings meant to be enjoyed by all, like in nature, are not sad. They are rude, selfish, fucking narcissists. I don't feel sorry for them; I despise them. I don't particularly care to chat with strangers on transit, I just want to get through my commute in peace and quiet. The problem here isn't their inability to live life without gadgets, it's their inability to be considerate to the people around them.

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Anonymous

Feb 29, 2024 at 8:56pm

Another old person slagging off youth.

Same as it ever was.

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Gawd, that dude with his bluetooth speaker on his bike.

Mar 1, 2024 at 1:08am

It's an age of narcissism, too many people think they're special, but they're mediocre at best and lucky to be employed.

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Swiftster

Mar 1, 2024 at 1:09am

I agree with your well written post, but it seems to be just more noise in the confusion. As you may already be aware, the planet's hottest romance at the moment is between Taylor and Kelce and after 3 weeks of separation they were recently reunited in Australia. The first thing they did was go to the zoo and get some photos of themselves holding an obviously sedated koala bear. If it were I and separated from my new and hot romance for three weeks and 12 thousand miles, the first thing I would want to do with my new lover is not attend a public zoo for some photo ops. I was thinking of something more private. But that's what qualifies as entertainment the days as Taylor struggles to turn country music into hip-hop and Beyonce struggles to turn hip-hop to country

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Yeah, in it's essence it's plain old narcississm

Mar 1, 2024 at 8:09am

"Look at me"
It's a way of people with nothing to offer to finally get people to look their way.

It is sad.
It's intended to annoy.
Pretty cool huh?

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guillermo

Mar 1, 2024 at 10:34am

Not to mention the impending tsunami of deafness from too much volume.

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@ They'll soon have a chip implant to do away with external

Mar 5, 2024 at 12:36pm

NO NO NO Not for me. I / we were born as humans with free will Robotatizing the human race is anti-life !!!!

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