In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Hear No Evil.”
Sometimes when I am hiking the solitude and peace is broken by people using cellphones. They are often yell taking and I can hear conversations several trails away.
One morning I was bombarded by the details (including the persons name and address) of a person who was planning to get an abortion. I clearly did not need or want to be a party to the disclosed information. The person hiking did not seem to realize their yell talking meant the conversation was echoing across the Forest. When we passed each other about 30 minutes later they were still raging about the above topic. They did not tone down the volume of the conversation when we were in close proximity.
You do not need to be loud when having a conversation on the trails. Remember “indoor voices” are best even outside. Better yet leave the phone in your bag and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Forest trail. Your fellow hikers would greatly appreciate not hearing what should have been a private conversation.