writer and editor

People: They’re the Worst

SwatAre people getting ruder? Doubtful. But one thing is for sure: handheld devices like cell phones and iPods give us the ability to foist our personal lives on one another in new and ever more maddening ways. Most of us are resigned to dealing with the obnoxious cell phone yapper on the train who thinks we all need to know how drunk he was last night, dude. But others are determined to teach the offenders a lesson, leading to escalation on both sides of the equation.

As the rude get ruder, the scolds get scoldier. (It’s a word because I say it is.)

My story in this week’s NYT Sunday Styles section: One Rude Turn Deserves a Swat


Filed under: 2009, Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@]


%d bloggers like this: