I need your advice. I was mean to a complete stranger today. Here's what happened.
The train was short today, so everyone was packed in like sardines. At Seaford, a woman with a cell phone to her ear walks up and sits in the bench catycorner from me. I recognize her as a repeat offender. She's talking loud, and I could barely hear what I was listening to on my mp3 player. After several minutes of waiting for a break in her conversation:G-Man:
Could you please finish your conversation and hang up?Lady, obnoxiously:
Please.Lady, very nasty and annoyed:
Can you see the sign above my head? It indicates no radios.Lady:
It's not a radio, it's a cell phone.G-Man:
It's a radiotelephone. Please turn it off.Lady:
It's a cell phone. NO.
Now I'm pissed.G-Man:
How do you think the signal gets from your phone to the other one, idiot?Lady:
I'm not an idiot, it's a cell phone. Why don't you turn off your radio?G-Man:
Oh, I'm sorry. I can't hear what I was listening to with all your blabbering, but if its really bothering you, I'll just turn it off and listen to your half of your conversation.Lady, on her cell phone:
Hold on, i got another call (hits flashook, ignores me).
I felt bad. 5 minutes after she hangs up, her phone rings again, and she answers it, but sulks talking quietly in the corner.
My question is, should I have said I was sorry for calling her an idiot?