TheÂ news that Ofcom has approved the use of mobile telephones on aeroplanes fills me with dread.
In the UK we laugh when comedians (cf Dom Joly’s joke character) heaves an unbearably loud, improbably large mobile telephone earwards and shouts “I’m on the train!”
But how would we laugh when (trapped in a crowded, claustrophobia-inducingÂ narrow metal cylinder that’s travelling at over 30,000 feet at a speed of greater than 400mph with several hundred other poor folk) we hear the dreaded Crazy Frog (or similar) ring tone followed by: “Yeah? No, we’re over France or Spain or sumwhere I fink. Yeah, got burned. Well pissed too.”?
I suspect we wouldn’t laugh at all.
Please Ofcom, reverse this awful decision!