Don’t Read the Bible Aloud on the Bus
December 31, 2007 2 Comments
According to this story,
A woman in Forth Worth was kicked off the bus for reading her Bible out loud to her kids.
I can’t say if this is “persecution” or not, it probably isn’t. I did find a comment attributed to a transit company’s rep interesting,
“Anyone who is loud will be asked to be quiet,” said representative Joan Hunter. “That is a standard policy across country in the transit industry.”
It’s interesting to me because I ride public transportation to work every day here in Houston and people yakking away on their cell phones is extremely annoying, yet to this date I have not heard any driver ask any of these folk to be quiet.
You know it’s bad when you hear the words “Hey, I’m on the bus…” because you know that a conversation which will last the entire hour bus ride will ensue.
You know it’s going to be really bad when the first person they call can’t talk and they go to the next entry in their Contacts. Of course, it gets progressively worse as more Contacts either can’t talk or don’t pick up their phones.
A conversation which will reveal to anyone within hearing distance all sorts of details about a total stranger’s life which the rest of us would just be as happy as to remain ignorant about.
A former co-worker who also rides the bus to work and got fed up with these folk made a suggestion. To start reading something (anything) out loud to the talker in the hopes that he/she stopped chatting away.
While uncharitable it seems like an interesting social experiment so long as you don’t use a Bible.