What is appropriate?
Here’s the setting: A crowded, urban public transit train. Weekday morning, pre-8 a.m. Standing room only.
In this setting, which of the following behaviors would you consider appropriate?
a. Occupying an entire two-person seat with your sleeping body.
b. Occupying an entire two-person seat with yourself and your purse.
c. Sitting in the stairwell and watching other riders climb over you.
d. Conversing loudly enough to span the aisle.
e. Making sign language gestures to your friend and then yelling the word for each sign (neither party hard of hearing).
f. Giggling over said signing and yelling.
g. Setting the volume of your headphones to a level audible to those not wearing them.
h. Playing martial arts video games on your phone with the sound on.
I have been a witness to all.