I just wonder what the conversation on the phone that was so important was about. Maybe “How Mean Conservatives Are?” From the New York Post:
CELLPHONE SCOLDER SUFFERS A YAK ATTACK
By JAMIE SCHRAM; Last updated: 10:29 am; March 6, 2009
It started with a simple request: Stop talking so loud on your cellphone. But what happened next in a Borough Park bodega nearly put the woman who made the request in the hospital – with bruises to her body, coffee burns to her face and stiletto-heel injuries to her legs, police said yesterday
The victim, whose name is being withheld, was standing in line Wednesday morning at the store on Ditmas Avenue near McDonald Avenue, paying for her purchases, when Berta Rakhamimov, 21, started blabbing away on her cellphone.
The victim asked Rakhamimov to lower her voice, then walked outside. But Rakhamimov came after her, pushing the scolder with two hands to the chest. Then the yapper threw her newly purchased coffee into the scolder’s face, police said. The yapper allegedly started boxing the scalded scolder, biting her on the finger and kicking her thigh with her high heels.
When the shaken woman said she would notify the police – and pulled out her own cellphone to make the call – Rakhamimov ran toward a bus that had just pulled into the nearby stop, police said. The victim shouted to the bus driver not to let Rakhamimov on the bus, and Rakhamimov then fled down the stairs to a nearby subway station. The victim gave chase. When police arrived, the victim pointed out Rakhamimov, and the cops told the conductor to hold the train.
Rakhamimov was arrested on charges of assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon – the coffee, not the cellphone.
What the hell ever happened to manners? For that matter, whatever happened to Common Sense?
The answer, of course, is “Entitlement.” When people feel “Entitled,” it doesn’t matter what other people think or feel or say; what’s yours is yours, and screw other people. Our Ms. Rakhamimov, being 21 years old and knowing everything in the world, felt Entitled to talk on the phone in a public place, and felt Entitled to take vengeance on anyone who hurt her feelings about it.
Welcome to the Obama Generation.