nixenRockin' the BoxenPremium
reply to cellphoneuser
Re: No more stupid laws
said by cellphoneuser :Again, spoken like someone with no familiarity with the modern flying experience. Sure, you can ask the person to cease and desist. However, if they don't, then what's your recourse? Sure, it's simple to say "call the flight attendant." However, in many cases, the flight attendants simply aren't going to do anything unless things have "devolved".
I can't believe how many people are so quick to have another law jammed down our throats. How about let the airline decide what to do about it. Let them make a democratic decision, the majority of people win. Most people on this board constantly repeat that "it will be one person that doesn't follow etiquette". Well if we keep making laws because of this "one person" you won't have any freedoms left.
Today everyone is so afraid to confront someone about what they are doing that they would rather have the gov't just make a blanket law to end the confrontation. Grow a pair and just ask the person to be more quiet. If they still object, then tell the flight attendant and maybe the airline will have a policy that if you are disrupting others around you so many times that they will ban you from flying with them.
What is "devolved" you might ask? Let's say you, or one of your fellow passengers, has tried to ask the twit with the phone to curb their usage to more polite levels. If the recipient of that request decides to make a scene about it, then everyone party to that scene (the phone user and those who were asking him to quiet down) can look forward to a several hour chat with federal authorities on the ground.
Sorry, but the laws (and everything else) that already exist make it such that "growing a pair" simply isn't enough to solve the eventual problems that *will* happen - at least not in a manner that's fair to those most negatively impacted by allowing the unfettered in-flight use of voice technologies.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. -- Bertrand Russell