Monday, March 26, 2007

Nuisance on the LRT

I usually mind my own business when I take the LRT. Even if somebody dresses up looking like a clown I would not take the opportunity to laugh mockingly at his fashion sense:


However, Reggae man then proceeded to play at full volume an exteremely unpalatable heavy metal song on the speakers of his Nokia handphone. I could see the rest of the passengers in the coach were feeling annoyed.

I could recollect that there was a mother with small children, a middle aged lady and a 70-year old Chinese man amongst them. I doubt that they shared his passion for what I could guess were the enchanting sounds of XPDC (I couldn't tell from the noise but his t-shirt provided a clue). Being Malaysians, I guess the natural thing to do was to bear with the situation and not create a fuss.

My sense of community spirit was invoked. I told the fellow:

"Awak ni betul-betul tak bertimbangrasa. Muzik awak tu bising sangat. Bukan semua orang nak dengar."

Reggae idiot just ignored me. I was hoping that my fellow passengers would join in, but I could see that they were becoming more awkward with the situation. I tried to encourage them by asking the crowd, "Betul tak?"

Nobody flinched but at least the Chinese uncle smiled and nodded. But there was still no reaction from Reggae wanker.

I took the phone from his lap, threw it to the floor and stomped on it, breaking it into pieces. I scooped up the pieces and dropped them on his Rasta headgear.

Well, I didn't actually although I really felt like doing it. I left the train immediately after when I reached my stop.

I could only settle for publicly humiliating the bastard on this blog. Woah! Check out the air guitar!

35 comments:

pugly said...

Mr Incognito, you disappoint me. I thought I have taught you better.

You should've just smashed his phone to pieces instead of thinking about it :-)

Mr Incognito said...

I'm a non-violent person, can't u see? Besides, shaming idiots on the net is more fun.

ruby ahmad said...

Hi Mr Incognito,

Boy! You simply have no idea how relieved I was all that violence of smashing the hp was all in your mind. You have gained my respect again, but not a couple of seconds ago.

Honestly, I have a funny take on this. I really really pity our youths today. They are victims of circumstance. The education system is not wholesome as compared to before. There's more poverty around and parents who are cash strapped don't have time for their kids and that is understandable with all the commuting and traffic jams, by the time thay are home they are zonked.

So the youngsters are left to figure life and that is a tough task I'd say.

I do pity the lost souls. I am myself at my wits end as to how our nation can be better. I have decided to give back within my ability and that is to go back to my alma mater and help all I can and hope these kids will graduate and create the chain.

ruby ahmad said...

I forgot to add, that what you did by making effort to tell him what he did was wrong, was quite a fine thing to do. After all what he did was still wrong. Kudos.

The Pisces Man said...

Wow, putting up your own U-Tube video.. Too bad, the nuisance that is coming from the phone is rather inaudible.

Anyway, it's common for us Malaysians to maintain their 'sopan-santun' (as if!) by not openly telling a rude person to f**k off. You basically broke the norm, which was good, really.

Mr Incognito said...

ruby ahmad >>> hehe. i let my imagination run away with me sometimes. You know, the worst thing was, the guy had a kid with him (maybe nephew). The kid looked like he hero-worshipped his uncle. I really told the bugger off for the kid's sake, to show that not all his uncle's crap attitude should be followed. Thanks for visiting.

The Pisces Man >>> you should count yourself lucky u couldn't hear the noise. sopan-santun is good but sometimes you have to break the norm when it's required. (it also helps if you are bigger than the person you are telling off). btw, youtube is easy. u just need a camera phone and a free youtube account.

izso said...

Hmm.. I would've been a little less eloquent and told him straight to shut the fucking thing off or I will. Then if he doesn't I'd beat him with my baton until he willingly does my bidding or until he passes out.

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I want a speaker mp3 phone too.

The Tai Tai said...

he'd probably be ecstatic for this 15 mins of fame on your blog :D

Mr Incognito said...

izso >>> such violence. not worth going to jail over.

The Tai Tai >>> don't worry about it. i only have like 10 readers.

Dina Zaman said...

thanks for popping by :) want to write more but the heat's killing me. zzzzzzzzzz

Edroos said...

haha.. this is funny man.

These irritating people seem to crop up at all places. I'm sure he's not like the only one. Probably in another LRT there are other such annoying passengers blasting their annoying music from their stereo handphones!

Geez! Even in SIngapore we face the sam e problem. Inconsiderate, annoying passengers who thought the other 99 or so passengers in the cabin share the same stupid music taste they have. God! I would love to make your imagination come true. Would even love to be part of it! Argh! The downside of technology!

Shaz & Aidil said...

you know, actually I wouldn't have half-minded the entertainment. it sure is something to talk about and laugh at.

anyway, thanks for sharing with us the daily quirks of living in m'sia. goodness, we miss it. (m'sia is our second home)

more, more!

Mr Incognito said...

Dina Zaman >>> go ahead and have a good rest. God knows you deserve it.

Edroos >>> or maybe we are just getting older ....

Shaz & Aidil >>> it's only me that's quirky.

ZuL said...

ARGHHHHHHHHH. I HATE people like this idiot!

I felt so happy when you typed that you threw his hp down to pieces! Then you had to go and disappoint me!

Ok, just thinking abt this summabitch is making me pissed off already. Gah.

TTG said...

You take LRT to work now?

izso said...

incognito : jail? If I were to beat up that person, everyone else in the LRT would probably point fingers at him and say he started it. I did it in self defense!

Edroos said...

hahah yup..

we always blame the age factor! gone were the days we were the nuisance in public!

Now we lost the tolerance to tolerate annoying 'sampah masyarakat'.

Mr Incognito said...

ZuL >>> cool, bro. lesson learnt: always have your camera phone at the ready to shame inconsiderate idiots on the net.

TTG >>> i take the LRT and bus everywhere, eco-friendly guy that i am.

izso >>> I'd rather steal his phone and use it for myself (but not before deleting his mp3s)

Edroos >>> yeah. my old neighbours still hate me and my cheap car stereo. those were the days.

aman said...

u got a cool blog dude. keep it up!

Mr Incognito said...

aman >>> thanks for visiting. do drop in again.

Syafique said...

Heyyy....Syaf of Curious Syaf here! Thanks for visiting my blog. Cool blog you got here....

If only a few others joint you to ask that dude to stop play his music...........

NinJaMoo said...

He looks like an old fart trying to go back to his younger days. How sad...

Mr Incognito said...

Syafique >>> that's why we have a democracy in this country. if we wait for a revolution, nothing will happen. come to think of it nothing happens in this democracy too!

NinJaMoo >>> you are not talking about me, right? :-)

sic6sense said...

nice of him to let you shoot the video. unlike the horses. :D

Frankensteina said...

What the 'eck? some people are just so dunggu

Mr Incognito said...

sic6sense >>> at least I know he won't crap on me

Frankensteina >>> or deaf

adam said...

I'd go and smack him and then step on his feet. That's how I almost deal with the police. :P

Mr Incognito said...

adam >>> where shall i send your Xmas card? Kajang or Sg Buloh prison?

D said...

talk about respect to others! blgrhhhh..

Idham said...

:) i was considering hard to catch the same train as you every time...until i read it was only in ur imagination...
contrary to ruby's...i wished you really did it la brudder hehehe...
baru syiokkk....

idham

Mr Incognito said...

D >>> who knows, he might love his heavy metal but still give up his seat for a pregnant lady

Idham >>> having LRT bouncers seem like a good idea. Maybe they could keep the smelly people out first.

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

i know i'd jump in and back you up if i were in that LRT! glamer dah mamat tu now he's in here! hmm.. i quite miss the LRT!

i'm gonna add you to my favourites! definitely one of the best blogs!

Z

Mr Incognito said...

Aidan's Mama & Papa >>> you are too kind. i'm looking forward to stories from Holland too!

Lancashire Rose said...

Malaysians are an inconsiderate lot. I have buffoons like that for neighbours. And other neighbours simply refuse to say anything for fear of being 'rude'.

Had I been there, me, too, would have no hesitation in joining and backing you up loudly.

I suppose this is what is meant by our ex-PM - first class infrastructure with third world mentality.

Malaysians simply don't deserve progress.

Mr Incognito said...

Lancashire Rose >>> haha. i just need to look out for the angry looking lady on the lrt.