Grumpy Old Man’s Manifesto, page 18
This is what your phones and other noisy devices sound like to someone who is trying to read on the train except that the endless cacophony of obnoxious electronic squawks isn’t funny. Some trains actually have phone-free cars (not available on my recent trip).
...and I don't really give a shit if somebody jerks off on their cell phone for an entire four hour train ride. For me it’s a wonderful chance tofocus on a single task without interruption, the this case I was reading La Vie Devant Soi by Romain Gary in Spanish and then in the original French.