PHILLY - A man in Philadelphia decided he’d had enough with listening to his fellow bus passengers blab away on their cellphones. But instead of buying himself some noise-cancelling headphones or politely asking people to pipe down, he chose to fight back with a handheld device that jams their signals. “I guess I’m taking the law into my own hands,” he told NBC10, which caught him red-handed with the illegal jammer, “and quite frankly, I’m proud of it.” Those who ride the bus with the man say he should be ashamed, not proud. “How dare you decide that I can’t speak to somebody or I can’t use my cellphone?” asks one passenger who spotted the man using the jammer on her way to work. “He’s blatantly holding this device that looks like a walkie-talkie with four very thick antennae. I started to watch him and any time somebody started talking on the phone, he would start pressing the button on the side of the device.”
A modern day Robin Hood looking out for the common man. Taking the law into his own hands for the benefit of society. At first I was thinking this was an invasion of privacy and this man was in the wrong. Then I realized that the only thing in life worse than riding a SEPTA bus is being forced to listen to annoying shits carry on conversations about their pointless lives on a SEPTA bus. It’s infuriating. It’s an understanding among all SEPTA riders that our lives are already somewhat miserable because we are forced to take this bus, at least let us get to our destination in peace.
There really isn’t any other way to go about this problem than what our hero does. Have you ever gone up to someone who is talking loudly on their phone on mass transportation and ask them to quiet down before? I fucking haven’t. Why? Cause I’m a pussy. I’d rather think that my moves of sighing heavily and giving bad looks till eye contact is made then look away is going to solve the problem. To actually going up to someone and tell them to be quiet is like preparing yourself for battle. You know that if these assholes are so inconsiderate to ignore the fact they’re disturbing 50 people, there’s 0 chance of the phone going away without a fight. God bless the people that actually step up and say something, even though they’re usually on World Star the next day unconscious on the ground getting kicked repeatedly in the face.