So, tell me. No, really, you tell me. What's the proper protocol for conversing in public spaces?
Example: Do you feel it acceptable to have an extended conversation, say, on the metro, with someone standing 3-5 feet away from you? The beating of the rails causing you to raise your voice so that anyone within your end of the car is within ear shot?
Is this rude to force unsolicited and unwilling participants into your conversation; force them to hear about your toe jam and aunt Belinda and assorted "he said, she said" chatter garbage? Or worse, force them to bear witness to all of the loud toe jam and other assorted conversations mentioned above in a language they don't even understand (and you're not entirely sure is actually any recognizable language. Anywhere.)?
Inconsiderate? Or is it just part of living in our world today and something I just need to get over?
Have I been gone too long?
Okay but, is it rude to have the same conversation if it's on a phone? A treadmill? Open office cube spaces? How about on a phone while on a treadmill in an open office cube space? Don't think it doesn't happen. I just want to know if I'm being unrealistic in my expectations here. Where do you draw the line?
I can barely hear myself hooray over the new Starbucks sugar-free mocha over all this yammering. When exactly does anyone SHUT UP!?