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Would you play a TV show on a train without headphones?

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Yukbuck Sun 19-Mar-17 17:42:07

On a train (about 2 hours) today and there was a woman sitting on there (quite busy, as in all the seats are taken but no one standing). Anyway, she was watching some tv shows the whole way but didn't have any headphones in. I was sitting 3 rows behind her and could hear the show word for word. Surely this isn't actually acceptable? I dread to think how annoying it was for the people sat at her table (she was on her own)

Sandsnake Sun 19-Mar-17 17:43:30

Not even close to acceptable.

I definitely would have said something, you would have been well within your rights to.

PurpleDaisies Sun 19-Mar-17 17:44:16

I absolutely hate it when people do that.

Tiredbutfuckingfine Sun 19-Mar-17 17:44:23

I wouldn't no, but plenty of people do, young, old, in groups, alone on trains and buses.

Lottapianos Sun 19-Mar-17 17:44:37

Definitely not acceptable, but more and more people seem to act as if they live in their own bubble when out in public

PossumInAPearTree Sun 19-Mar-17 17:46:53

I'm amazed that nobody said anything to her.

Yukbuck Sun 19-Mar-17 17:49:15

Phew... so glad I'm not being unreasonable. I was actually 2 rows behind her... or in front, whichever way you look at it. She was sat on a table facing me but I was in the seat behind the person opposite her if you see what I mean. I'm so surprised too. Every time someone got up they rolled their eyes and sighed (so British!) But no one said anything!

NoelHeadbands Sun 19-Mar-17 17:49:45

Last week, at 06:40am, I shit you not, there was an adult on the train watching fecking Stampy videos (fellow minecrafter-parents will feel my pain)

And yes I did ask him to turn it off, and yes he did albeit with a gormless look on his face like he was genuinely surprised anyone else could hear it

MrsDoylesladder Sun 19-Mar-17 17:50:10

I'd have asked the guard to intervene

NoTractorsAtTheTable Sun 19-Mar-17 17:51:10

I've inadvertently done this - headphones weren't fully pushed into the jack. Of course, that meant that it was really faint, and I thought my headphones were giving up the ghost, so I just ramped the volume up higher blush

It was 45 minutes, and I only realised when I got my things together to get off the train blush. No-one said a word to me.

Glossolalia Sun 19-Mar-17 17:52:22

Totally unacceptable!

Did she provide a spoiler alert warning to the carriage at the beginning?!

CorporalNobbyNobbs Sun 19-Mar-17 17:53:15

I wouldn't dream of it. But is there an actual rule? Given that people can talk as loudly as they want, be on phone etc.

ThreeLeggedHaggis Sun 19-Mar-17 17:54:57

No. Never acceptable.

I wouldn't dream of it. But is there an actual rule? Given that people can talk as loudly as they want, be on phone etc.

Not really - shouting is also not acceptable in a public, confined area.

But the main difference is that we process 'electronic' sounds differently from actual people having conversations. Two people beside us talking will be way less intrusive than a TV show playing from speakers at the same volume.

CaliforniaHorcrux Sun 19-Mar-17 17:55:20

Think I read something recently about someone who realized that a man hiding in a hoody sat near her on a train was actually watching porn indiscreetly

As for the woman on your train she was selfish, as was the man smoking all the way from Peterborough to Nottingham on a train I was on once and no one dared say anything because he was huge and looked evil

SparkleTwinkleGoldGlitter Sun 19-Mar-17 17:55:28

No I wouldn't! T

hey aren't the only person on the train and we don't all want to hear fucking holly city, yes lady on my 2 hour commute from London last week I am looking at you

When did people get so fucking rude?

IamFriedSpam Sun 19-Mar-17 17:56:35

YANBU. it's like the people with those outrageously obnoxious portable speakers that walk around playing their music for all to hear. I think there should be a mandatory prison sentence!

CorporalNobbyNobbs Sun 19-Mar-17 17:56:36

Oh I agree Haggis I meant is there an official ban on it?

shouting is also not acceptable in a public, confined area.

Tell that to the football and rugby supporters I've been on the train with loads of times wink

ThreeLeggedHaggis Sun 19-Mar-17 17:58:45

Oh I agree Haggis I meant is there an official ban on it?

Sorry, I went off on a bit of a tangent there!

I don't know. In the quiet carriage definitely, not sure about elsewhere. I'd imagine it could be construed as anti-social behaviour, especially if the person was asked to use headphones and refused.

finagler Sun 19-Mar-17 18:01:06

Try Peppa pig in cafes

So blood rude

FutureMammyB Sun 19-Mar-17 18:01:41

Me and my sister did this once. We were both very drunk and it was about 1am so the train was pretty empty. It was Game of Thrones and on hearing the theme music a group of lads, also very drunk, actually came and sat with us so they could watch too.

Wouldn't do it again though and definitely wouldn't on a busy train.

someonestolemynick Sun 19-Mar-17 18:03:24

It's inconsiderate. That also includes short video clips, music and your kids watching Peppa fucking Pig.

Madbengalmum Sun 19-Mar-17 18:04:39

YANBu it seems more common these days. Why people dont seem to understand what is acceptable and what isnt i dont know. I had it on a flight with some selfish numpty playing peppa pig to his kid for three hours. It is honestly like you have sworn at some of these idiots when you ask them to turn it down.
The only thing to solve ths isssue is to do what the majority think is obvious, which is to remind the socially stupid to put earphones into their devices or mute them by putting up signs or announcements. So many selfish twats out there!

Janey50 Sun 19-Mar-17 18:07:37

I witness this frequently in the coffee shop I go to regularly. It's just another shining example of so many people's sense of entitlement these days. They just float around on their own little planet,completely oblivious as to how their behaviour may impact on other people. I saw a prime example of this on the bus about a week ago. About 9pm,bus was fairly empty. Guy aged about 20 gets on and promptly starts playing music out loud on his phone/iPod. And I do mean 'out loud'. After a few minutes,a woman sitting quite near him (thankfully he was at the opposite end of the bus to me) says 'Please turn that down or use earphones as I don't wish to hear it'. Cue a barrage of abuse from him,ranging from 'Do I know you? Why should I have to do what YOU ask?' To 'Shut the fuck up man,don't talk to me' and then turning the volume up higher! She told him to stop swearing so he proceeded to let rip with every swear word he could think of,over and over again. Thankfully he got off the bus shortly after that,making a rude gesture at the woman as the bus drove off. Sigh .....

Smartiepants79 Sun 19-Mar-17 18:12:42

I HATE this. I see it fairly frequently. People, usually teenagers, wandering along with their i-phone ostentatiously stuck out in front of them with their choice of music blaring for all to hear.
It is SO RUDE!!
They are also lucky they dont get said phone nicked on a regular basis.

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