Wednesday, March 10, 2010


TMI (Too Much Information)

Anybody who travels a lot has probably run across this, and I'm not talking about the slightly (or overly) inebriated gentleman or lady that you meet at the bar who overshares their personal information! I'm talking about that person who is sitting next to you on the plane. Regardless if they are talking to you; on their cell phone, or talking to the person next to them, there is TMI being inadvertently shared with those within hearing distance.

I know that some people really don't care that everybody is being subjected (tortured) by every intimate detail of their personal life, but quite frankly people are sharing information in close confines, that I'm certain they wouldn't want their colleagues, friends or family to even know about...or maybe I'm wrong???

I've been subjected to hearing about horrible divorce proceedings; birthing tricks/conceiving options; woes of bankruptcies; graphic details of health issues, and much more that quite honestly I can't remember. I think our society has been desensitized by common decency around privacy, because most individuals probably don't even think twice about having entire, intimate conversations within earshot of others, or with complete strangers. Well, I'm one of the few that is NOT interested in all of the personal going ons with complete strangers. I think some things should remain sacred and shouldn't be discussed aboard a plane; especially since there is no where you can run in order to get away from overhearing these conversations. You are stuck. Period.

I guess this is something I will have to get used to since every personal detail of a person’s life is essentially a "point & click" a way.

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