Letters to the Editor

Loud conversations don’t belong on ferries or planes

 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced recently that the use of cell phones during flight is being considered. The best evidence of that being a really bad idea was noted by those of us on a 5 p.m. Fauntleroy boat last week.

A man boarded and seated himself up top, deciding to call a friend. In a very loud voice he proceeded to update the friend on his health, including a blow-by-blow account of his recent colonoscopy in exquisite detail, from initial preparation to the final passage of flatus allowing him to consume a hearty breakfast the next morning!

— Nodie Sullivan

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