It must be the weekend of Nihonjin Smashes…
First, we had the food on the train yesterday.
Today, we suddenly had a woman ON HER PHONE on the train today… and not quietly, either.
I was several feet away from her, a few yards/meters, and I could hear her rather easily… and I don’t have the greatest of hearing abilities, by the way.
It was nuts.
And she wasn’t young either…, so she totally knew better (aside from the fact that all over the train there are signs saying to put phones on “manaa mode”, manaa being the onomatopoeia for vibration, and not to be on calls on them while on the train.
(And then they remind everyone, “…please off your seat…,” to someone in need, on the next part of the repeated announcements.)
And she can read those signed… I only barely and I’m part can, and I’m not Japanese…, so she could totally read those announcements, and easily so.
Nonetheless, she took a phone call, it was silly, and I could hardly believe it but for yesterday’s eye-opening act.