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people who talk in the quiet carriage should be swiftly put or death - NOT lighthearted

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HeadTilt Wed 23-Mar-16 20:02:59


There is no excuse.

Basic exchanges of information - fine.

Chat about that Thai restaurant you went to three years ago - swift, merciless death.

Need a quick verdict to see if I can a save the last hour of my journey.

HunterHearstHelmsley Wed 23-Mar-16 20:04:50

YABU of course you can talk there! Just not on the phone.

HeadTilt Wed 23-Mar-16 20:08:38

Surely the clue is in the word "quiet"? Be fucking quiet. There are 9 other carriages in which to chat.

Squiff85 Wed 23-Mar-16 20:09:36

I agree OP.

I rarely use the train (twice a year maybe) but thats what the quiet carriages are for surely - quiet. If people want to natter about rubbish they can sit elsewhere

LilacSpunkMonkey Wed 23-Mar-16 20:10:35


It's the 'quiet' carriage, not the 'silent' carriage.

There's a difference.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 23-Mar-16 20:11:14

YABU, Virgin say: "

If you’re in the quiet coach, the idea is to keep the noise down. Mobile calls and noise from electronic devices are strictly forbidden (now is not the time to review your ringtone collection), and conversations should be conducted quietly. If you do have to make or take a call, please move into the vestibules before dialing or answering."

I suspect other services have similar expectations.

HeadTilt Wed 23-Mar-16 20:13:52

The conversations in question are not being conducted quietly (2 sets of offenders). I have moved half way up the carriage and can still hear everything. I'll spare them this time, they seem immune to my silent huffing and staring through the back of the chair.

albertcampionscat Wed 23-Mar-16 20:14:53

YABU. Quiet carriages are very unpopular, and there isn't a 'no quiet carriage' option available when you buy tickets, so people end up there who don't want to be there.
I did rather love the woman who on being told off for talking very quietly into her phone on the quiet carriage then spent the rest of the journey right outside it, with the door open, talking loudly. I mean, I know she shouldn't have done it, but it was still funny.

iklboo Wed 23-Mar-16 20:16:16

It's 'quiet' carriage - not Trappist monk carriage.

HeadTilt Wed 23-Mar-16 20:17:46

The train is not busy. Plenty of room elsewhere. Fuck off chatty people!

BTW this so one of those threads where the OP will never accept being told they are BU.

HeadTilt Wed 23-Mar-16 20:18:44

p.s. Thanks squiff

ProudAS Wed 23-Mar-16 20:19:01

Talking to person next to you in low voice is fine IMO (I've got hyperacusis and no problem with it). Anyone who has a problem with that can always invest in ear plugs.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Wed 23-Mar-16 20:19:44

Why can't people put up with a bit of noise? hmm

It's just a train journey. First world problems much?

sooperdooper Wed 23-Mar-16 20:22:22

Totally agree OP, if they want to chat loudly they should sit in another carriage - I was on a train recently and some people were doing the same and got told to shhhhhh by the train conductor

HeadTilt Wed 23-Mar-16 20:23:57

Sorry, obviously AIBU is usually reserved for eradicating poverty, addressing international debt etc. Forgive me.

I just want peace, I have been working hard for days and wanted to read a book, something I never get time to do usually. I can't concentrate because of foghorn leghorn and her boring chat (the others have left now). I would have brought ear plugs if I hadn't booked a spot in the quiet carriage.

SparklesandBangs Wed 23-Mar-16 20:24:19

DD had a singing child last week, I told her to turn around and give him the death stare, fortunately the GP brought out the colouring so it wasn't required.

I like my quiet carriage to be silent, I particularly hate groups of 4 around the table with a picnic and chat.

BlueJug Wed 23-Mar-16 20:24:48

Agree. Last week there was someone shouting down the phone to her grandad or someone - medical details. I made a face and pointed to the quiet sign and she said, "but he's deaf" !!

HeadTilt Wed 23-Mar-16 20:25:54

Thanks sparkles and sooper. You will be spared come the revolution.

HeadTilt Wed 23-Mar-16 20:26:12

You too blue.

Waltermittythesequel Wed 23-Mar-16 20:26:49

The quiet carriage should be the Trappist Monk carriage. That would be superb.

GabiSolis Wed 23-Mar-16 20:28:10

YABU of course, because there is no option to select to not have the quiet carriage when you book tickets. Perhaps you should direct your feelings towards the train companies who have never quite been able to fix this daft mistake.

DirtyBlonde Wed 23-Mar-16 20:29:09

But can you think of a silent murder method that will work simultaneously on two?

For although the rest of the passengers in the carriage might be (silently) cheering you on, and willl spontaneously ensure a wall of silence to investigators; one noisy one might loudly defend the other unless double death is dealt.

BadgerCrossing Wed 23-Mar-16 20:30:58

YANBU OP. Not at all. If there are 8 other carriages it's completely fair that just one of them (12%) is for those who wish to travel in peace and quiet.

Chatterers have ALL the other carriages to mess about in.

What is so wrong with quiet, anyway? The way some posters talk about it, you'd think the Quiet Carriage was heading for next stop, Sodom and Gomorrah

fatherpeeweestairmaster Wed 23-Mar-16 20:31:20

YANBU. Give me the option of the Totally Silent Seriously Shut The Fuck Up About Your Minibreak in Cork I'm Trying To Work Carriage and I will happily pay a nominal upgrade.

YoJesse Wed 23-Mar-16 20:31:26

I travelled a whole 3hour journey in the quiet carriage with a noisy hyperactive toddler and didn't realise until the end it was a quiet one blush. Not one person complained (so British) but I imagine they were plotting a slow and painful death for me!

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