Since I live in the Greater DC Metro area I ride the metro (aka subway to those outside the area) to/from work several times a week. For the most part the train rides aren’t that bad compared to other subway systems in the United States such as Chicago’s which is absolutely atrocious. Anyway, I digress. The one thing that really bugs me about the DC metro are riders who have subpar quality headphones hooked up to their music player. Their headphones are so fucking shitty that you can hear every note and lyric as if you were wearing the headphones as well. Obviously if their music is up this loud this means that their headphones are a piece of shit, yet the wearer doesn’t seem to know this which is why they compensate by having the volume at maximum setting. What’s so funny is that I’ve noticed that most of these bad headphone perpetrators are Black females under 30. What’s up with that? Yes, I said it and I’m Black so sue me. Anyway, I’ve been trying to figure out this interesting anecdotal statistic, but to no avail. What is so terrible about this situation is that good headphones don’t really cost that much. My Sony headphones cost me less than $20 and I can blast away my music sitting next to someone without destroying their metro equilibrium. Don’t tell me that all these crappy headphone wearers don’t have the money since their music system is hooked up to their smartphone which they use to text message and have moronic conversations with their idiotic phonemates ad nauseum. I have seriously thought about contacting Sony to let them know that they have a good marketing campaign right at their fingertips. They should have reps going up and down the train with a camera looking for people in need of quality headphone intervention. They should go up to these fools while on camera and let them know that Sony is there to help them break the cycle. Well, since that is not going to happen I think that these riders should simply be kicked to the curb or maybe just punched in the face.
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I'm not sure that I can describe myself as succinctly as I would like in punchy paragraphs, so here's a list instead: -- I get cranky when people spout their opinions and have done practically zero research to back up their thoughts. -- I'm a democrat, but mainly by default because I'm not an enthusiastic party member. -- I lack patience. I wish I could do something about it but it's part of my genetic make-up that simply can't be corrected. -- I enjoy writing and editing a lot. I'm the type of person who wordsmiths and do grammar checks on everything. I contact websites when I spot errors. I once went in a store to let them know that their sign was incorrect because they used a noun instead of a verb. -- I'm a serious Steelers fan who has found it hard to live in the DC area being surrounded by delusional Redskin fans. -- I laugh at high-brow and low-brow humor; my weakness is really stupid puns and jokes -- I'm not the most positive person; have tried to work on this over the years but my track record in this endeavor sucks. Luckily my husband is there to help counterbalance my moments of realism (aka gloom and doom). -- I'm a cold-weather girl. I love the fall and winter season. DC is as far south as I want to live. -- I actually don't get worked up about use of the 'bitch' word. I don't think that the term is gender-specific since men can definitely fall into this category as well. There are worse things to be called - it really depends on who is doing the name calling. -- My favorite quote is by Hippocrates "To know is science, to think you know is ignorance." View all posts by Angelia Levy