As a rider of NYC’s elevated subway lines, I’m all too familiar with the obnoxious antics that riders exhibit by way of their cell phones, but it’s usually only a temporary mental splinter that comes to an eventual end once the train rolls into an underground station. Unless of course they’re “blasting.” That’s the term the “youth” reportedly use when they play music over their smartphones as if they were mini-boom boxes, according to amNY.

Just last Friday, I experienced this firsthand and was amazed at how one person could annoy a car full of commuters so easily with their tinny cacophony. It didn’t help that he was playing this track either.