No, actually. Babies are notorious for crying as long as they feel like it; adults are known by psychologists to hate the sound of crying babies more than just about any other sound there is; and well, there you are.
It's an age-old dilemma, and its very familiarity may account for the way in which an incident last week on Oregon TriMet's Bus No. 57 has become an international cause cÃ©lÃ¨bre. It is the story of two dozen passengers, more or less, a baby in a bad mood, and a bus that motored through its own terrible little Twilight Zone on the 16 miles from Beaverton to Forest Grove.
The trip ended only when the bus came to a halt, the baby and mom were ordered off the bus, the passengers protested in her defense, the driver suggested they could leave too if they didn't like it, and everybody did.
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