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post #8746 of 11469
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

after a few months of riding the A-C-E line in Manhattan, I've made a general observation. Usually, if a train pulls in and one car seems completely empty, you should avoid it since it probably smells like liquid garbage and fungus in there thanks to some hobo. This is a standard MTA rider habit. On the E train, you should do the opposite and look for the fullest car possible since the odds are there's some hobo causing problems anyways.

The A and C are fine, but there's just something about the E that attracts hobos, and it's awful.

I have to say that this does seem like a special reason that NY sucks. Extra-funky homeless people who live on the subway seem unique to New York. BART probably comes the closest, but SF, even with its large population of free-range mental patients, can't really compete. I don't think any other major metropolitan area, anywhere in the world, is even in the running.
post #8747 of 11469
I mean, on most lines it's pretty rare. Maybe happens once every few months, and I've ridden a variety of lines.


The big exception is the E. It's gotten to the point where I look into the car before I get on to see if anybody is clustering away from a smell. That line is that bad.
post #8748 of 11469
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I mean, on most lines it's pretty rare. Maybe happens once every few months, and I've ridden a variety of lines.


The big exception is the E. It's gotten to the point where I look into the car before I get on to see if anybody is clustering away from a smell. That line is that bad.

I think it has something to do with how (relatively) sparsely used, the number of stops and the length that the E train travels while being underground that draws them.

I noticed the E gathers them quite readily. The 1 Train sometimes, but not often on weekdays.
post #8749 of 11469
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post


I have to say that this does seem like a special reason that NY sucks. Extra-funky homeless people who live on the subway seem unique to New York. BART probably comes the closest, but SF, even with its large population of free-range mental patients, can't really compete. I don't think any other major metropolitan area, anywhere in the world, is even in the running.

 

post #8750 of 11469
I've noticed the blue lines in general have the most putrid homeless. I actually find it amazing how such a smell can fill an entire car.
post #8751 of 11469

Speaking of nyc subway trains, has anyone ever come across this lady with the following description

 

-Black

-Stands near the seats at the far end of the cars 

-has her body turned to the seats

-when you approach her to take a seat, she turns around, stares at you and begins to say something loudly in another language with some very thick african accent

post #8752 of 11469
Thread Starter 
I realize that illegal aliens are sanctified beings who can do no wrong, and about whom it is blasphemy to say anything negative, but how's about if they stop coming and ringing my doorbell incessantly at 6:15 am every time it snows?

No, I don't want you to shovel my walk, I will take care of it. Go away and don't disturb my family. In America, we tend to sleep until at least 7 am on weekends.
post #8753 of 11469
Did you ask for their papers?
post #8754 of 11469
Thread Starter 
No, I used prosecutorial discretion and let them go.

Better yet, I taxed the rest of the street and gave them money for doing nothing. Except breaking the law in the first place.
post #8755 of 11469
Except they were not doing nothing - they were up at dawn trying to make a buck through hard work.
post #8756 of 11469
Thread Starter 
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I realize that illegal aliens are sanctified beings who can do no wrong, and about whom it is blasphemy to say anything negative

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they were up at dawn trying to make a buck through hard work.
post #8757 of 11469
It isn't blaphemy. Statement/joke just seemed like a poor fit for your particular morning anecdote.
post #8758 of 11469
Thread Starter 
"working hard" apparently excuses or exonerates ever possible offense.

Look, I know that I am in the minority among "coastal sophisticates" in actually wishing to see the written immigration laws enforced. In the circles in which I live and work, there is not only no one who agrees with me; I can't really even state my opinion aloud without starting a fight and/or jeopardizing my employment. This despite the fact that the vast, vast majority of the American people agree with me, and the fact that our cowardly politicians lie constantly about the issue, and won't change the law, rather they just prefer to flout it year after year.

Leave all that aside.

It is beyond rude to go and wake up people you don't even know, super early on a Sunday morning. It just is. Uncouth. Unacceptable. Bad business practice. Gauche. Intrusive. Etc.

Sugarbutch's perpetual liberal sermonizing notwithstanding, it's obnoxious behavior, whoever does it.

Now, it happens to be a fact that illegal aliens, and only illegal aliens, routinely do this in my neighborhood and to my house in particular. Maybe they don't know our customs yet. Nor will they ever, because the current ambient culture thinks assimilation is the modern moral equivalent of a concentration camp.

All of liberalism is now so wrapped up in the cult of the illegal that it holds they can do no wrong. Violations of basic courtesy can't even be mentioned, or else the mentioner is an asshole. Because illegals are saints. They "work hard"!
post #8759 of 11469
Unless you've been invited, or are delivering a package, I don't want anyone coming to my door for any reason, ever.
post #8760 of 11469
Put a sign on your door (in Spanish) that you don't want your walk shoveled.
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