Specifically, those who feel like they need to show what they have.
Who cares about what they have?
Well, probably some people do.
I especially get ticked off by those who do not switch their phones to silent when they go out. Personally, my phone never rings unless I am at home, and that is also quite rare. The vibrate function is there for a reason, people! Common etiquette! What's the worst of the lot? Easily the following:
- Using a full song for a message tone.
- Letting the bloody song play until end.
- Loud alert tones.
- Waiting for the tones to end before picking up.
- Talking SO loudly about rubbish.
- Shouting on the phone.
- Choosing annoying songs as alert tones.
- Those bloody monotone alerts.
Seriously, it does not take a person 3 bloody minutes to check if you do not recognize the number. If you recognize the number, answer it, and talk discreetly. If you don't, then don't bloody pick it up! Why must you wait 2-3 minutes, looking at your phone's screen, and wondering who it is? And what's the big idea with choosing stupid melo-dramatic songs as your tones? It just makes no sense! I mean, the tones are there to alert of an incoming call or text, because presumably, you are waiting for an important one. But if you're going to let everyone hear the excruciating sounds out of your phone, then you, my dear inconsiderate traveler on the public transport system, needs to stay at home.
This one gets on my nerves too. Why do people think it's perfectly acceptable to cam-whore in a crowded LRT car? As anyone from any city would tell you, LRT cars, when full, do not have enough luxury space. You are supposed to sit/stand at your place, and avoid bumping into people and being a general dork. Tell that to the stupid girls who take out their pathetic Nokia phones and start cam-whoring in a crowded LRT car! During rush hours, Manila's LRT cars are literally over-flowing, and the last thing anyone needs is a pair of giggling girls doing 'kawai' poses and bumping people as they try to hold their phones at a distance. Seriously, we need to make laws against these.
Oh and how about those PSP buggers? Yeah, we understand. You're thirty years old, and your parents never bought you a Sega Genesis, so you buy a Sony PSP and play it on maximum volume in an LRT car. I got one thing to say to you: I hope it gets stolen. Yeah, you have a cool gadget, but you don't need to flaunt it! Hasn't anyone learned yet that you should never show expensive electronics in a public transport? Dumb-ass.
Last and worst of the lot. Experiencing this, I had the hardest time controlling myself from walking over and smashing their gadget. Ladies and gentlemen, in an LRT car, two women brought a portable DVD player with plug-in speakers. And guess what? They played some Chinese drama (Meteor Garden) inside the LRT, with the sounds on full volume. *grr* You should see the faces of the other people in the LRT car. Hello! Newsflash! Meteor Garden is SO 2001! You want to appear cool, then watch Heroes or Lost but I suppose we can't help double-digit IQ citizens. I knew a lot of people love to show-off, but this one takes it to another level. It's so ridiculous it's not even funny. I might end up ranting for another hour, so I'll stop now.
Sometimes, I am just so euphoric when the LRT car's doors slide open and I escape the idiocy of some of the people who use the public transport.
If only it wasn't so darn convenient.