Woman Kicked Off Train For Talking Loudly On Mobile Phone
TO Oregon, where Lakeysha Beard’s loud talking on her phone has caused other passengers in the “quiet zone” carriage on the Amtrak service to complain. They want her to reduce the volume. They say she has been talking loudly on her mobile for 16 hours – ever since the train left Oakland, California.
A heated exchange results. The train is stopped and police remove Beard.
She says she felt “disrespected” by the entire incident.
Do you agree? Is being forced to listen to one side of a phone conversation played loudly in your ears the height of social wrongness? Or do you have some sympathy for Beard, knowing that ever since trains became hermitically sealed metal tubes, and the chugger-chugger of the steam age ebbed away, any noise in the carriage is magnified?