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Re: Respect the T/O's request not to film her

Posted by Kew Gardens Teleport on Tue Dec 11 17:39:56 2007, in response to Re: Respect the T/O's request not to film her, posted by RonInBayside on Tue Dec 11 16:35:25 2007.

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"Assuming that Nilet were an asshat"

Nilet was not an asshat.


Exactly. Hence the subjunctive.

This isn't only about who's right or wrong. This is about learning to read social cues and figuring out the subteties of public interaction.

That's very nice in theory, but completely breaks down in practice.

If you are going to stand your ground, then you have to do it all the way. That means getting a lawyer and suing, or, if you really want to go all the way, then being arrested over and over and using a lawyer to get a final resolution is another way.

I would support Nilet if he chose to do that. Of course, one doesn't have to be so logically consistent (in the legal sense) in the real world -- one can often get a way with standing one's ground up to a point. You can call that being a nuisance, even antisocial, even immature, but I can see the appeal in such behavior.

There is a musician who plays an instrument at one of SEPTA's downtown stations. He was arrested multiple times and continued to play and be arrested until his lawyer forced SEPTA into concluding an agreement with him. It is my understanding that he can now play his music to his heart's content and SEPTA officers leave him alone.

He sounds quite a character. I'd probably give him a dollar just for that.

Nilet's situation is a bit different, but if he wants to, he can try the "all the way" strategy and see if he can get sympathetic media coverage. But just geting into fights with the train crew won't accomplish anything. He's "right," but the way he handles it it doesn't matter. That's what Nilet needs to change.

He doesn't necessarily need to go to court. The TA should discipline this T/O. Nilet just needs to stop caring so much about people who really don't deserve his care, and press a complaint.

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