There have been several situations where I’ve been on the subway and someone is casually listening to music playing from their cell phone without headphones. This is different from the guy playing the Superman theme, because that piece is only a few seconds long and I think that guy has some weird mental issues.

The just sitting back and relaxing while listening to music blasting from your cell phone I wonder about. Is it really the same person as the one with the boom box, but their technology has just improved and gotten smaller? Or do they do it because they think it sounds better coming from a boom box than a pair of headphones? That certainly can’t be the case with an awful tinny cell phone speaker, so I tend to think it’s just about getting attention.

Either way, I want to take the person’s cell phone and throw it out right as the doors are closing before they leave the station.