A mate of mine told me this funny story, which I posted to Twitter yesterday. Here’s a version with fewer emoji, and a bit more detail.
He was on a bus heading out to Doncaster.
Two young men got on, full of attitude.
They sat in the back, and started playing music through a Bluetooth speaker.
Music playing loudly in a confined public space is bad enough, but this music was of a genre perhaps best described as misogynistic profanity.
After a long day, this is not what you want on your evening bus ride.
So my mate decided to try something with his phone: he paired it to the young punks’ Bluetooth speaker, which seemed to have no passcode set.
And then he played some children’s music off his phone through it.??
Bye bye terrible music, hello clappy joyous singing.
Cue confusion on the back seat, and amusement through the rest of the bus.
What if the speaker owners saw who was connected? My mate’s phone’s name was set to something generic – “Samsung”. All the same, he decided to lay low, put his earphones in and move his head around as if grooving to completely different music.
The two blokes got off the bus shortly afterwards, still puzzled, and my mate disconnected from their speaker.
And the bus rolled on in peace.???
- If you’re wondering, under the Transport (Ticketing and Conduct) regulations, playing sound out of a speaker like this is illegal.