In honor of July 4th, I’d like to point out that there should be some limits on free speech. Rather, there should be be limits on where speech takes place. For example. Yesterday, I went to see Superman. It was a pretty good movie, an opinion shared by another man who was in the theatre at the same time I was. I know this because after the show and a large Diet Coke, I made a pit stop on my way of the theatre. That’s when I heard the guy in the next stall over telling a friend about the movie, talking in a fairly loud voice. When I visited the sink, I saw in the mirror why:
The guy was standing at the urinal. Doing his business. While holding a cell phone.
Could you not, I wanted to say, have enough respect for yourself, your friend, and the people flushing urinals a foot away, to wait another 30 seconds to make that call? Was it so important to chat about the man of steel that you risked peeing on your shoes? Or the shoes of the guy next to you?
Come on, be a man. Stay off the phone in the potty.
And next time?
Wash your hands when you leave.