A interesting introduction to the QF J lounge at SYD

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Blackadder, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    Well just when you thought you have seen/heard it all, along comes something to top it
    Just had a beyond middle age man, well dressed carrying out the loudest expletive ridden phone converation I have heard:shock::shock::shock:
    I am sitting against the far wall, this "gentleman" near the printer, and getting very vocal dropping several F-Bombs that anyone in the vincinty could hear.
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  2. trooper

    trooper Established Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    Just curious.... and I mean no criticism under any circumstances.. but did you do anything about it?

    These days at about the 3rd loud expletive I usually find myself saying something.....

    ...one day that will no doubt get me thumped! (It'll be worth it)....

    It does however often lead to thankyous from elderly ladies etc.....;)
  3. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    No criticism taken.
    I didn't say anything but some else asked him to quieten down which had no effect.
    A short time later he left the J lounge (on his own accord).
  4. Happy Trails

    Happy Trails Established Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Up Country Thailand
    Was he British by any chance?
    I ask only because, according to a recent post in another thread, that's typical behaviour. Supposedly.
  5. thewinchester

    thewinchester Established Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Joondalup, WA
    <redacted> If I was in your situation, I would be asking the desk dragons to call Security to have him removed.

    Sorry, but that kind of language in public is uncalled for. If it was a casual or accidental F bomb I'd be more forgiving, but there's no justifiable need for it to be said constantly and loudly like that.
  6. bossreggie

    bossreggie Guest

    I have been known to swear a little so I have a higher tolerance I guess.

    I am someone who would ask the person to quieten down if there were ladies present.

    A few months ago in AKL (QF Emerald Lounge) there was a very loud young lady sitting with a companion.

    Everyone in the lounge could hear her chatter about her day and the things she had been up to. I lasted about 20 minutes before I "politely" reminded her, that pretty much no-one, with the exception of her travelling companion, and whomever she was on the phone to, gave a toss about her day....

    I suggested she could hold a loud conversation at the top of the escalators where she would also be able to delight in hearing her own voice reverberate off the walls.:shock:

    She immediately left the lounge, to a polite round of applause from those remaining in the lounge, and to be fair..... She was much more subdued on her return.:p
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  7. munitalP

    munitalP Suspended

    Oct 10, 2006
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    It was British Comedians - don't take out of context :rolleyes:

    I have a British passport BTW

  8. Happy Trails

    Happy Trails Established Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Up Country Thailand
    In that case I would, regretfully, have to agree with you.
  9. casanovawa

    casanovawa Established Member

    Jan 17, 2011
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    American comedians (thinking like Chris Rock etc) aren't much better...

    From my experience, young ladies at least these days can swear with some of the best of them...

    If i was there with my child i would in short order suggest he give it a break and then take it up with the lounge staff...
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  10. wilco

    wilco Guest

    how very dare you!!!

  11. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
    BNE, SYD and CNX
    This is now becoming an all too common occurrence.

    Some people believe the world revolves around them and have no respect for the privacy and comfort of others. How hard is it to learn how to behave in public?

    But it is clearly evident that this epidemic is getting worse. Just have a look around you and see the number of people that cannot sit still for 5 minutes without doing something on their mobile phone. Head down, whether walking, standing or sitting, oblivious to what is going on around them....
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  12. awilcockson

    awilcockson Established Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Don't get me started on the guy sitting the "no mobile zone" in the MEL J Lounge on Friday, having a 15 minute phone conversation at full volume. One of the other guys in the lounge made a comment about no mobiles, which was ignored, so he went and picked up the "no mobiles" sign and put it pretty much directly in front of the guy. Who completely ignored it.

    I actually thought the guy who moved the sign was going to punch to phone talker, he was quite grumpy ...
  13. medhead

    medhead Suspended

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    What I find get people's attention is if you stand direct in front of them just inside the personal space zone, stare at them with arms folded and have your fly down. None of this stuffing around with signs. :lol:

    Sent from my iPhone using Aust Freq Fly app so please excuse the lack of links.
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  14. straitman


    Apr 27, 2003
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    Could you please post an image so we know how to do it correctly :?:
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  15. The Rok

    The Rok Established Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Disturbingly good idea, except when the offender is a 18 year old girl, might not work too well............. :mad:
  16. wilco

    wilco Guest

    No, please dont....lol
  17. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    Indeed there is a time and a place for everything.
    Given the volume it would be a fair guess to say he was heard by the front desk.
  18. 11sjw

    11sjw Established Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    The only response to that would be "It looks like a d__k, only smaller" :)
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  19. medhead

    medhead Suspended

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    And, of course, the counter would be "that's what I thought, only you're a full sized one"

    Sent from my iPhone using Aust Freq Fly app so please excuse the lack of links.
  20. codash1099

    codash1099 Established Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    ...or it might work out very well :!::lol:

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