Subway and Public Transportation Etiquette - The People We Encounter

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I have not been asked for money in years. I guess I do not seem friendly? :(
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    no, you have an automobile.
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Well, yeah, but I do walk around a bit downtown from time to time. Also, we have beggars at stop lights. They don't bother me. I like to do the opposite of everyone else. I make and hold eye contact vs. looking away.
     


  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am afraid of the AIDS needles that might get shoved into my eyeball if I do that.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    It's all about proper safety equipment. Glasses with a safety lens are paramount.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i don't make eye contact with anybody on the subway. Unless it's a really hot woman, at which point I try to eye fuck the shit out of them.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I get looks on the subway a lot. People are trying to decide whether I am good looking or not. Must be my long nose, Yale Chin, and hipster glasses. Gets em' every time.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    what's a Yale chin? Maybe a smug raise of the chin to let other people know "you are not worthy of my stare?". I thought that was a Harvard chin.
     


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    I got onto a crowded, standing room only BART train this morning, and noticed a homeless looking dude sacked out across two seats sleeping. As I walked by I kicked the side of the chair as hard as I could, creating a satisfyingly loud bang and startling him awake.

    Was that wrong?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's a Bonfire of the Vanities reference. I just have a prominent chin.


    You're kind of a dick, yes.
     


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    The joys of living in a third world country.
     


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    Sometimes I feel like a dick, sometimes I don't.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Today walking down to the platform this old crippled guy is slowly walking up and tells me the train isn't running. I say, ugh, really? You know rhetorical question out of frustration. Then as I begin walking down to the platform to wait I hear him say, fine don't believe me jackass! I wish he said it to my face, the old fuck.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    yesterday was an interesting transit day. In the morning, I walked up to the station and see hoards of people pouring out, and I knew what it means. I walked to work. The same thing nearly happened again today, but I happened to squeeze in at one of the ends. Yuck.

    and then yesterday evening, the trains were crowded and backed up, and they did the "the next stop will be XX" meaning they'll be skipping a bunch of stops in between. Instead of skipping the first stop, the train pulls in and stops at the platform. Then it sits for a moment and people outside wait for the doors to open, and then the train takes right off leaving the people outside pissed. Funny to me.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I get so infuriated with the MTA and its bullshit. I want to know why they are expanding their service to second ave when they can't even maintain the current system and they have no money! What idiots on the board decided to make this capital expansion project a go and during rough economic times is an asshole. Now my monthly fare is going up again. It has gone up 30% in the last 4 years. Horse shit if you ask me.
     
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