Please shut the hell up. Your husband is trying to read the newspaper and you keep interrupting him with annoying comments. Now that you're talking on the phone, everyone within 150 feet can hear you explain how the Super Bowl should have been played.

You're incredibly loud and it's not even 7:30am local time. How can you not realize that? Are you missing the "how to be discrete in public" bit of your brain?

And why are you pacing so close to me? I'm so tempted to take your picture and post it here.


I'm waiting in Chicago for an early flight back to San Jose. I spent the night here after finally flying out of Detroit. We had multiple equipment delays (3+ hours) and pretty much everyone on our flight missed their connections. So instead of being back at home last night, I'm getting back mid-day while my head is still mostly on eastern time.

What fun!

Posted by jzawodn at February 06, 2006 05:29 AM

Reader Comments
# Steve Spigarelli said:

Yeah. I'm glad someone wrote this. I have wanted to rant about people like this before. I like the part about the portion of missing brain.

on February 6, 2006 07:01 AM
# GreggP said:

I take Amtrak between Portland and Seattle on a regular basis: phones are banned in the cars. My favorite coffee shop in Seattle: phones banned in line and discouraged in the seating area. I'm not sure about the rest of the country but at least in my neck of the woods, relief is on the way.

Did you think about telling her how you felt? I know it's tough to be nice about it but some people are pretty surprised that others in the vicinity could hear them, they really are that out of it.

on February 6, 2006 10:21 AM
# Hooda_Thunkit said:

Jeremy said:
"Are you missing the "how to be discrete in public" bit of your brain?"

I suspect the bit of brain had atrophied long ago, obviously due to lack of use...

on February 6, 2006 11:52 AM
# Robert said:

Hi Jeremy

I stumbled across these cards a while ago and if I did much travelling or use of public transit, I'd be sure to have a few with me at all times:


on February 6, 2006 01:45 PM
# spelling bee said:
on February 6, 2006 02:16 PM
# Bill said:

Detroit? Nice! Where you there for the Superbowl?

on February 6, 2006 04:19 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Nah, I was coming back from a funeral in Toledo. :-(

on February 6, 2006 04:40 PM
# Brian C said:

if they have cell phone jammers...
why not one for annoyingly load people?

on February 6, 2006 11:08 PM
# Kevin Burton said:

Phones? So retro... they can't ban Skype!!!


on February 7, 2006 01:32 AM
# Tim said:

I read ya.
Some people just need to be executed. No trial, no jury, just a bullet. ;-)

on February 7, 2006 09:01 AM
# Patrick Mullen said:

There is no way anyone can fly back east for a funeral, miss connections on the way back, spend all night in a passenger terminal, and expect to be in a mood that will contend with foolishness gracefully. Get some rest. A better day will come tomorrow.

on February 7, 2006 08:17 PM
# Dan Isaacs said:

Never. Ever. Fly through Ohare..

on February 8, 2006 07:33 PM
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