Query

Why is a phone conversation taking place in the seat behind you more annoying than a conversation between two people both actually in the seat?

3 comments:

  1. Because you can only hear one side of the conversation.

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    1. I think that's right.

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    2. Mark Twain made this point in 1880, shortly after the telephone was invented:
      m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1880/06/mark-twain-telephone/306078/

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