Culture

by Mike Masnick




So Much (Mobile) Anger

from the can't-let-go... dept

My latest writeup for TheFeature focuses on a variety of stories showing that mobile phones seem to bring out a ridiculous level of anger in people when people are told they cannot use their phones. The latest example is a woman who attacked a flight attendant for telling her to stop making phone calls during a flight. This isn't the first case like that however - and mobile phone rage seems to be showing up in many places. While it may just be a case of withdrawal from mobile phone addiction, at some point people are going to need to learn to lighten up.

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    AC, 9 Jun 2004 @ 11:20pm

    Most noteworthy to me

    Most noteworthy to me is this:

    "Vietnam's flag carrier reported the incident to police but no charges have been filed, state media said. Two other small airlines operate in Vietnam but have fewer routes."


    Now IMAGINE this happening in the U.S.A.!

    There would be no need for the Airline to do anything as this woman would never ever fly anywhere again. She would either be in jail for the rest of her life or be so financially devastated by lawsuits and judgements against her that she could not possibly afford anything but a bicycle!

    See.. while its interesting to look at the object-relations and attachments we have, ANGER per se is a GOOD thing. The fact that expressing it is safe (and she paid for her destructiveness)in that part of the world tells me that there are still places to raise children in this world.

    If she was a few years younger, you as a parent could be fined for taking her of whatever dope would get prescribed to her here should she 'act out' as she has.

    Did that sort of thing cross your mind?

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