From Nana: after a meltdown on some barbie dolls at Dave Matthews in Detroit
I need a translation. Dave Matthews, okay. Detroit, fine. What exactly is a 'meltdown on some barbie dolls'? Did you have small children with you or something?
From OldHomeTown: And as I type, there is a young African-American gentleman...
Now now! That's prejudice and discrimination at work here, and we can't have that. That choir boy's first amendment rights are at stake here - he's got the inalienable constitutional right to play disgusting music at any decibel level his little bank account can afford.
As Danneskjold pointed out, etiquette, kindness and consideration for others are mocked as weaknesses. People are so self-absorbed that they are able to ignore the 'music' next to them in favor of their own, and the thought of helping someone or being considerate of others never occurs to them. I blame the parents first for not teaching the little darlings better manners, but there's plenty of blame to go around. OHT was bothered by this young AA's music and did nothing about it, when he could have politely asked the young fellow to turn it down.