30 November 2008

Keep Your Voice Low, You Are in Public!


Assalamualaikum,

On many occasions I've come across people talking wildly and loudly on cellphones. And not surprisingly I've encountered these so called self-important-cellphone-guys@girls mostly in the public transports. And yes, I met one of these guys just a few hours ago when I was on the bus. Somehow I thought that this is downright unacceptable to the public. People who talk LOUDLY on their cell phones in places where it’s reeeaally not necessary. I mean, c'mon, don't you feel a slight embarrassment when the whole bus can hear you talking about the rashes and spots you have on your buttocks? ( OK, mind you, this is a pure example I wrote here... ). 

What I'm saying here is, I don’t want to hear about other people’s personal problems while I’m out! Well it's not just about hearing the problems they are having (duh, like I care!), but I can get easily annoyed by just listening to the LOUD voices. 

On one occasion, there was a young lady sitting opposite to me on the bus. Her cellphone suddenly rang and of course being an example taken for this entry, she spoke loudly as she was furious with her son being repulsive. (if the memory still serves me right.) And sitting next to me, was a man showing an utterly annoyed face with the conversation she was having with her son. At one point the lady asked something requiring a 'YES' answer from her son. And the man, being occupied with the thought of giving her some lessons on this, blurted out a "YES" right in front of her face! Oh my... at that strike moment I was shocked! BUT at the same time I realized myself giggling deep inside. Hahaha...take that young lady! 

Well, I just need those who'd realized themselves being the "public enemy" to show some respects. Most of the times, it relied on people showing respect, but it didn't really work. Or, should we now start to implement what have been done by the France, Finland, German, Denmark and Austria on this—offer similar "quiet compartment" sanctuaries on trains??

p/s Psychologically, I can feel that people are self-absorbed and have poor self-esteem on a societal level, constantly needing to reassure themselves that someone likes them by keeping their phones glued to their ears. Don't you think?? (no sense of jealousy here..okeyy?? =P)

20 comments:

Monkey D Luffy said...

Salam Najlaa,

kadang2 menyampah jugak dengar org bergaduh, org berlagak dsb sambil berbual dalam handphone ni. Terdengar pun sebab diorang cakap kuat sgt. Tapi apakan daya takder sapa mampu menghalang.

p/s: Pernah tgk video you tube ker... seorang perempuan melayu menangis2 & bergaduh ketika bercakap dengan BF nyer. Dahlah cakap dengan berteriak pas tu dalam tren LRT. Member sebelah dia yg tenangkan plak yg rasa malu. kesian member.

Najlaa Raihana said...

Luffy,

Pernah jugak tengok video tu. Scene dalam tren komuter kan? the video was well spread..haha..=p

atok said...

ahah really?
haha kalo atok yg kat sbelah die x ngaku member da. hakhak ;D

Fariz Bakar said...

"akak, tolong sama saya, saya sayang sangat sama ina, nanti saya mau kawen sama dia" - seorang pekerja bangladesh yang duduk sebelah aku atas bas cakap kuat-kuat pastu menangis, pastu dah la bau busuk tengik habis, berkemungkinan bercinta dengan minah rempit.

jalak lenteng said...

to Fariz bakar..
-bangla tu pon rempit gak dulu..

Err..suara aku pon kuat gak arr..xleh nak rendah kan volume..cube najlaa datang melaka pastu nek bas kat sana..lebey kurang jer..bnyk2 kan bersabar..

Mohd Kamal said...

kekadang atas tren bising.. terpaksa cakap kuat!! ada tag utk najlaa

ako said...

naj klu india lg memekak dorg sembangnya...siap gne loadspeaker lg tambahan...huhuu...
ooohhh begitu stress mendengarnya...rasa cam nak ja karate laju2...tpi apa kn daya aku hanya penumpang...(ckap dlam hati jelah)...
ako bkan racial prejudice yek...

callister said...

haha..pernah gak tgk vid dlm komuter 2..
memg gila ar pompuan 2..
xtau nak respect org..

Azah said...

lorh...ingatkan najlaa ni jenis yg suka ckp kuat...rupanya sebaliknya...haha...

jalak lenteng said...

aku tengok gak video tuh...gile macam kene sawan unta..naseb bek die x hempas hp..selalunyer hempas seperti yang aku tengok kat kawan2 aku..

A t i Q a h said...

Ahah. Orang2 begitu kadang-kadang seronok untuk ditengok. Ye la, bila dah boring duduk dalam bus or train, we will tend to look at people. Jumpa orang cam tu, leh kita gelak2. Ye tak.

Positif gila komen nih. Haha.

Najlaa Raihana said...

Fariz
ekeley..annoying gile kalau aku berada di tempat ko...huhu...

Jalak
Melaka? penah kot naik bas sana bebrapa kali tyme ma3ix dulu kejap. Tapi x pnh jumpa yg ckap kuat la..pendtg asing banyak ar..!

Kamal
ala..itu tren guna arang batu memang la bising, tp ni komuter/monorel yg agak smooth perjalannya...hehe..

Ako
oo cmtuh ke..x sumer Indian cmtu kot...

Azah
aik? muka ni ade rupe mcm cakap kuat ke? huhu..percayalah..suaraku sangat lembut lagi menyenangkan...haha=p

Atiqah
hehe bagus2..pandangan yg berbeza..=)

faiz said...

info yg menarik kali ini :-)

Rashid said...

hehe.. adake macam tu sekali? makin maju dunia ni makin gitu pula jadinya. ishh ishhh

~ mizzAmy ~ said...

~ hahaha... selalu jer terjadik kat dlm public transport. that's why la kalo ade incoming call, akak akan call balik nanti. sebabnya, cam tak syok nak berborak sambil diperhatikan org. ~

~ mizzAmy ~ said...

~ lupa plak, najlaa give me ur email add. akak dah private my blog. send to mizzamyzalini{at}gmail{dot}com ~

jalak lenteng said...

hmm..mungkin sekarang yang mulut bising2 kat melaka nih dah naek kereta agaknyer..

Azah said...

najlaa suara lembut lagi menyenangkan??haha...percaya!!percaya!!

Najlaa Raihana said...

Rashid
heh..itulah yg menghairankan...

mizzAmy
kan kan? saya pon kalau boleh secepat mungkin nak end conversation a.s.a.p..sebab tak selesa bcakap kt public..
nnt saya emailkan yer..=)

Azah
bagus la klu percaya hehe..=D

myadlan said...

i enjoy the silence inside LRT when people go to work in the morning.

rasanya org takde mood nk sembang2 awal2 pagi kot..