Today I was just listening to my music, waiting for the #16 at Renfrew Stn. An older, balding, Asian man (who has lived in Europe/Toronto/Montreal most of his life) started this convo by asking me if I'm listening to music using both ear pieces. I had one of the strings behind my neck b/c it was longer than the other so he was trying to find the other one. When he found out I was, he went on and on about how it's unsafe to wear headphones b/c it makes ppl unaware of their surroundings... and how his son (or someone) was listening to headphones and then some guys jumped out of a car, unbeknownst to him, and attacked him from behind.
Me: oh really. Uhhuh. Uhhuh. Oh wow. Yea it's unsafe to wear them at night when you're by yourself. But then he goes on about how it's unsafe even in the daytime and how this city sucks when it comes to safety and security and how he hates how this city is run.
Me: You should go write a letter to the government then. Tell them what you want implemented.
Him: Naw... it's too hard. They won't listen.
Then he compares Vancouver to Montreal, Toronto and Europe, eventually talking about gun laws and how it's so easy to get guns here compared to Europe.
I guess it can be pretty interesting - learning other ppl's take on the world, but let me listen to my music!!