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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I agree. I see why the OP was pi$$ed but I would have thought twice before engaging in a baiting exchange with a young man on a train (especially if I had a child).
    I thought about not saying anything but then after a moment i thought' NO, i have the right to ride the train comfortably. I decided no one else was going to say anything so dam it i was. This turd needed to be told that he was doing something disrespectful. I wish more people would stand up and say something sometimes. Maybe, just maybe this young man will go home and think about the events of the day and realize i had a point. Who knows???

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    I thought about not saying anything but then after a moment i thought' NO, i have the right to ride the train comfortably. I decided no one else was going to say anything so dam it i was. This turd needed to be told that he was doing something disrespectful. I wish more people would stand up and say something sometimes. Maybe, just maybe this young man will go home and think about the events of the day and realize i had a point. Who knows???
    I don't think he will get the point though, he's a kid and kids need different approaches.

    I'mnnot saying what you did wasnt justified but I wouldn't have said something if I had my kid as I wouldn't know how the teenager would react and I wouldnt want my kid to see that. A bit like if I was walking down a street late at night by myself and a bunch of men started whistling and saying "show us your tits." Yeah I have the right to tell them to shut up but I wouldn't because I didn't know how they would react and it could be to my detriment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy wanderer View Post
    Seriously? And this question is not aimed at you, OP, but what do you expect?
    Everywhere you turn, parents are prevented from disciplining their kids, schools advise them of their rights but kinda forget the obligation bit, the law acquiesces to their every whim and, in turn, they can pretty much do what they want.

    So if this guy wants to listen to his music, he will.
    Issue him a ticket. He won't pay it. And he won't be made to pay it either.
    It'll end up in SPER with the rest of the backlog. Suspend his licence? Big deal, he'll drive anyway once he gets access to a vehicle.
    And who's going to stop him?

    No one. And you saw evidence of that on the train. Did the guard remove him? No. Did he admonish him? No.

    So again, what do you expect? You're lucky he didn't throw anything at you.
    What do you mean parents can't discipline?

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    I catch PT every single day with my children. Where I live, I hardly ever encounter rude teenagers. Slightly rowdy, yes but not rude. Teenagers are often friendly to my kids and helpful with my stroller, like the other 95% of people I come across on pt. In rougher areas there are more rude people- I assume they have harder lives. Some are young, some middle aged and some old. And the only people I have seen blaring music/sound on pt have been old men with their little annoying radios, lol.
    Maybe teens seem ruder because they are constantly admonished and treated like second class citizens, so they react more when people tell them off. I get treated far better now than when I was a teen, the only difference is I'm 15 years older, my behaviour hasn't changed significantly.


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