Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mobile phones, chavs and civic idiocy

The new phenomenon of those who insist on playing music in public on their mobile phones

If 1980 went down in history as the year of Rubik's cube, 2008 is at risk of being remembered for a new phenomenon.

I'm talking about chavs who insist on playing music on their mobile phones. I just spotted a couple on my way back from the supermarket. Two girls strutting about with their top of the range mobiles radiating tinny ghetto-in-yer-face-bad-ass R&B.

The phenomenon is so widespread that some people in London even started a Facebook group called: "Kill the annoying chav playing loud music from his phone on public transport". "Ever been sitting on a bus", the byline says" and "some stupid […] chav starts playing loud garage music from his phone because woooooow he thinks he's so cool cos music is playin' from his mobile?". Objectively, it is incredibly irritating.

More puzzlingly, the whole trend is gathering pace as MP3s are giving way to more sophisticated iPods and MP4s, and we all know how sensitive to new electronic wizardry certain breeds of people are. You'd have thought earphones would be the "in" item. Instead, you're forced to witness the bewildered look on old ladies on the bus, as they endure a half hour pounding of metallic thumping coming from the tracksuited ones.

Of course the big question is "why". Why on earth do some people think that playing their R&B, flamenco beats, or drum'n'bass "choons" out loud on their mobile may be the coolest thing to do is difficult to answer. A type of territorial pissing, possibly. Or a tribal convention that means "I'm full ov a'itude, maan, this is me ghe'o, and I ain takin no shit".

It's like those who rev up their souped up bikes and cars. The louder the roar, the more of a geezer or ladette they think they are. Still, possibly, a more harmless activity than chucking white lightning bottles at bus drivers.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel bad saying that I hate chavs but whatever. I do. I'm not saying that all chavs are bad people, just a lot of their attitudes are just.. blah.

Mark said...

YOU WILL SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU HATE CHAVS AND TOWNIES, SHOW THEM JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE HATE THEM!

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/NOCHAVSCUM

Mark