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Re: Public Transportation
« Reply #75 on: August 02, 2011, 06:05:08 PM »
One for the gentlemen: We know you are built differently, but do you really need to sit with your knees that far apart? If you are storing prickly pineapples, please consider placing them in a carrier bag instead. And you are allowed to fold your newspaper and not hold it at arm's length.

And while I'm at it, if you (general) are going to have a 42 minute top-of-your-voice cellphone conversation, can you try to make it more interesting? I'm sure your flower arrangement was delightful, but I didn't need to know about it in that much detail.

I think I had a bad day on the train today  ::)

That happened to me a few weeks ago on the bus. A man sat next to me with his legs spread so far apart that even with my legs crossed and facing towards the window they were touching me. And he sat in such a way that his elbow dug into my ribs as well. I was on the top deck and there were no other seats and I felt so uncomfortable.

A colleague of mine had a similar story too, where she sat down next to man also with his legs akimbo. He then proceeded to leer at her and started rubbing his leg, and started trying to chat her up!!! (Think creepy stuff like "Hey pretty girl, how you doing?" in very broken English). It really freaked her out.


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Re: Public Transportation
« Reply #76 on: February 13, 2012, 09:00:02 PM »
Gaaahhhhh. Dear female on the train: Really, if I can hear your screeching children from 5 rows away, through my earplugs, they're being disruptive. I wish I could ignore them half as well as you are ignoring them and the inquisitive looks from other passengers. Thank you *so* much for teaching your offspring about indoor voices, courtesy in crowded locations and general acceptable manners.
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Re: Public Transportation
« Reply #77 on: April 11, 2012, 03:09:42 PM »
While at a stop or station:  if at all possible, please leave room around a posted schedule or system map so others could read it.


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Re: Public Transportation
« Reply #78 on: May 30, 2012, 02:36:19 PM »
14. The people standing there, staring at you when the train doors open aren't doing it for fun. They want to get OFF the train. If you let them OFF, there will be more room for you to get ON. Pushing past them does not make the process go any faster, nor does standing in the center so they have to squeeze around you. Just take one big step to the left (or the right! Your choice!) and this will all go much faster.

I take the bus in my city and all of our busses have two doors. The general rule is that passengers getting on use the front door while passengers getting off use the back.


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Re: Public Transportation
« Reply #79 on: May 30, 2012, 05:01:56 PM »
I don't use the bus and that rule is one of the reasons.  I don't have the strength to open the door easily and the step is also very steep.  The steps in the front are easier and the banister is better-arranged.

But I wish more people would remember to let people off first.