The title of a recently released CNN article is “PHONES on a plane: To talk or not to talk?” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/22/travel/cell-phone-plane-behavior/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter).

“Disconnecting people who are acclimated to CONSTANT communication causes their brains to RELEASE STRESS and ANXIETY-based neurotransmitters, according to Larry Rosen, a psychology professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills”“stress” MUST BE “released” and “anxiety” reminds us once again of the “panic attacks” that AMANDA KNOX said she suffers from after being convicted and then exonerated in the 2007 murder of MEREDITH KERCHER (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhFRwMee8rs).

“Given what psychologists know about anxiety and how it affects behavior, Rosen EXPECTS tech-reliant fliers to POUNCE on the opportunity to make phone calls in flight“. “I DON’T THINK most of the avid users will be able to stay awayI DON’T THINK those people are going to care whether they’re upsetting anybody“. “expects” is an EXPECTATION“think” is an INTERPRETATION and “I don’t think those people are going to care…” is an example of ARROGANCE, a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” 

“Karen Cerulo, a sociology professor at Rutgers University, agrees. “No matter where you fall on the (love it-hate it) continuum, you’re LIKELY to USE your cell phone because it’s so much a part of everyday culture“. “likely” is an EXPECTATION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI), but this is TRUE.

“University of Michigan psychology professor David Meyer bought his first iPhone at the beginning of the year (2013) and pointed to flights as one of the last places on Earth where someone can ESCAPE others talking on their phones

“But if most other people start to use their phones in flight, as he thinks they will, Meyer EXPECTS the complainers will, too. Yes, even him”. This is our latest/yet another EXPECTATION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). “I would be EXTREMELY WILLING to FORGO my access to using the phone on the plane IF that same restriction would be obeyed by everyone else“. This (i.e. people “forgoing (their) access to using the phone”) is clearly NOT happening. “Once other people are allowed to do it, WHAT THE HECK?” “what the heck” of course is an expression/a statement of INDIFFERENCE. “I’d rather be talking to SOMEONE I KNOW ON MY OWN PHONE than listening to SOMEONE ELSE’S conversationbecause “someone else’s conversation” is often NONE OF OUR BUSINESSThis is generally true, but this is the latest/yet another INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).

“Psychologist Patricia Wallace HOPED the collective agreement that enforces the quiet in quiet cars on Amtrak would help keep the volume down on aircraft”. More specifically, Wallace, “a senior director at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth”, said: “On Amtrak’s quiet car, that norm (to keep quiet) is SO STRONG and people will definitely REACT” when the silence is broken”. Perhaps some will even “react” VIOLENTLY.

According to JetBlue spokeswoman Tamara Young, “IF the FCC’s new policy does go into effect, we would prioritize MAKING THE CABIN COMFORTABLE AND WELCOMING FOR ALL — for those who want cell service AND for those who like PEACE and QUIET”. Even WITHOUT the mobile phone nonsense, airplanes ARE NOT “quiet”

Finally, Josh Crews, “a project manager in Chicago”, wrote in an e-mail: “”I DON’T want to hear people talking on their phone in the middle of my flight. When you’re on an airplane, there is already AN UNCOMFORTABLE TENSION (?) due to the fact that you’re in A COMPACT SPACE with A TON OF STRANGERS. Give those strangers a cell phone and suddenly you’re hearing about how they can’t wait to eat dinner because they’re starving and why they think grandma might have indigestion“. OK, Crews clearly has NO/ZERO EMPATHY 


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