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Have people yet not found the amazing invention of earbuds yet? You here better, you don't get disturbed but other loud noises... Why are there every time more and more groups of people hoping onto the train with loudspeakers hearing whatever they want and imposing that. I find it so rude!

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Have people yet not found the amazing invention of earbuds yet? You here better, you don't get disturbed but other loud noises... Why are there every time more and more groups of people hoping onto the train with loudspeakers hearing whatever they want and imposing that. I find it so rude!

Arrrghhhh
I agree. Zombies with headphones are much more social.
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Old 03.12.2017, 15:00
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Have people yet not found the amazing invention of earbuds yet?
Earbuds don't necessarily help. The kids on the tram and train might have earbuds in or headphones on, but their music is blasting so loud I can sing along from 4 rows away.
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Re: Loudspeakers everywhere

Lol, all of you so far must either be too old to have been a teenager at the time Walkmans appeared allowing us to blast music, or have simply forgotten what it was like to be a teen.


We grew up during the days of "ghetto blasters" or large "stereos" and often had them blasting out in public.


Perhaps you are more from the gramophone and tranny era?
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Lol, all of you so far must either be too old to have been a teenager at the time Walkmans appeared allowing us to blast music, or have simply forgotten what it was like to be a teen.


We grew up during the days of "ghetto blasters" or large "stereos" and often had them blasting out in public.


Perhaps you are more from the gramophone and tranny era?
Do you even ride the train?
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Do you even ride the train?
oh, the frustration is very palatable in that silly question!
Firstly, by asking this, you must fall under 1 of my previous descriptions.
Also, asking that particular question in Switzerland is like asking an American "Do you even drive a vehicle?!"


Yes, I do take the train, less now I am self-employed, but on a daily basis when I worked in Geneva. But now I think I finally understand why so many (older) people used to stare at me with a peeved look!


My only advice would be...if you cannae beat, 'em, join 'em
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oh, the frustration is very palatable in that silly question!
Firstly, by asking this, you must fall under 1 of my previous descriptions.
Also, asking that particular question in Switzerland is like asking an American "Do you even drive a vehicle?!"


Yes, I do take the train, less now I am self-employed, but on a daily basis when I worked in Geneva. But now I think I finally understand why so many (older) people used to stare at me with a peeved look!


My only advice would be...if you cannae beat, 'em, join 'em
That smiley means confused...and since you think is a silly question I do not think you know what it means after at least 8 hours of work to sit next to people who feel the need to share their phone conversation or their music. It has to do with respect...something that those old people tried to show you. It has nothing to do with age...it has to do with a public space. You said before that you are a car person so...no...from you interpretations and misinterpretations...you do not understand.
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Re: Loudspeakers everywhere

True, I am a car person, when given the choice, sadly an impossibility when working in Geneva city centre.


tbh, when in hearing distance of other peoples' music I quite honestly simply accepted it, especially as I knew my travel time was short, and as already mentioned, I grew up that way myself. Your 8 hours were no harder or easier than my or anyone else's 8 hours.


More invasive to my personal space on a train is strong body odour, however not music. I accept that you view the invasion of your personal space differently to mine, for such things as music on a train. I'm pretty laid back with it, in fact some sounds heard on a train or platform have intrigued my interest in the past, often ending up with me having a conversation on it with the youths playing it. Respect was had, I eagerly listen to avid descriptions of the artist in question, learning something new, and answered questions on my style sounds asked by the youngsters. Music (often loud music at home) continues to play a major part of my daily life.


I think we simply see things differently, much may have to do with what we were used to as teenagers.
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Old 03.12.2017, 16:53
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Earbuds don't necessarily help. The kids on the tram and train might have earbuds in or headphones on, but their music is blasting so loud I can sing along from 4 rows away.
Very true. The youngsters in the house are old enough to come home at 2 a.m. now and yes, I do recognize the music they hear via their earbuds

I love loud music but they must be deaf by now.
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Re: Loudspeakers everywhere

They have to sell those first class tickets somehow.
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Old 04.12.2017, 10:46
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Have people yet not found the amazing invention of earbuds yet? You here better, you don't get disturbed but other loud noises... Why are there every time more and more groups of people hoping onto the train with loudspeakers hearing whatever they want and imposing that. I find it so rude!

Arrrghhhh

In the 6 year I had to ride the Train, I had great success with just calmly go over the people with loudspeakers and asking them to tone it down.
Did you try that already? I wonder what the reaction was.
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Old 04.12.2017, 10:55
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Re: Loudspeakers everywhere

When I came to Switzerland, the biggest problem on the trains was the smoke. Even though they had smoking compartments, it used to creep into the non-smoking section.

So they got rid of the smoke and then you smelled body odor.

Now it's loud music and yes, I find that annoying however, I find it also incredibly annoying when people talk loudly on their phones.

The best train rides are when I talk to people and get to know them a bit. Now that's fun.
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Old 08.12.2017, 19:29
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Re: Loudspeakers everywhere

"WHAT DID YOU ALL SAY"???
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Re: Loudspeakers everywhere

Are you deaf?
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Re: Loudspeakers everywhere

This morning in 20minuten:

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http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zentrals...im--V-11257081
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When I came to Switzerland, the biggest problem on the trains was the smoke. Even though they had smoking compartments, it used to creep into the non-smoking section.

So they got rid of the smoke and then you smelled body odor.

Now it's loud music and yes, I find that annoying however, I find it also incredibly annoying when people talk loudly on their phones.

The best train rides are when I talk to people and get to know them a bit. Now that's fun.
You'll never have so much comfort as in your own car period. We are people, and some of us don't behave in a considerate manner at all times, unfortunately. My tolerance is relatively high tbh. Maybe because I don't have a long commute and I hardly have time to amuse myself when listening to some conversations - last time I sat next to a woman who had a long, self-important business conversation for the entire duration of my journey....it was fun, oh the vanity. Swiss German combined with English, absolutely delicious.
If nobody tries to aggress me in some way I'm relatively tolerant to other inconveniences such as smells, noise etc - once it happened to be followed by a creep, because of course, after repeated gestures of the said creep I tried to change not only the place but also the carriage/train car. Don't want to remember the details, apparently he was doing that for some time and SBB received many complaints on that route.

Otherwise, I'm fine, I just can't stand when it's over-crowded. Breaking conversations with kids or older people is always fun, I like that.
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