A few years ago SL (Stockholm public transport) put up stickers in the subway trains where the thought was to have a mobile-free zone in some cars of the subway train since apparently some people got annoyed at people talking on the mobile while riding the subway or bus.
And this past weekend, while in a public building in Berlin we were told to hang up the phone immediately by a very angry person working there.
I never quite understood this phenomenon.
I’m allowed to speak to the person next to me, but if the person I’m talking to (in the same tone and volume) is located somewhere else and I happen to be using a phone to have this conversation, I’m all of a sudden not allowed to speak.
I could understand if I wasn’t allowed to speak at all. It’s the selective conversation I have a bit of an issue with.
Can anyone shine some light on the issue. Is there something I’m missing here?