People of Public Transport
Chatty Kathy is, despite the name, generally male. This is the passenger who thinks they are everyone’s best friend, attempting to engage everyone, loudly, in conversation of matters of politics, religion, unfortunate ailments they suffer from, and inconsequential nonsense. Attempting to ignore Chatty Kathy is taken as a personal challenge, and ever louder declarations of “whoo-eeee! You’re a quiet one!” and “what’s that you’re reading?” will result. Persistent ignoring of Chatty Kathy is futile, for they are perfectly capable of carrying on both sides of a conversation without you, making inappropriate comments about other passengers in a conspiratorial but deafening whisper. The only way to deal with this person is to make noncommittal responses to everything, hoping that Chatty Kathy eventually gets bored or picks on someone else. Or, alternatively, you could share your life history with them – your choice.