Subway and Public Transportation Etiquette - The People We Encounter

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  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I have found the best way to deal with such panhandlers and crazies is as follows. When they ask for money or something I say, "Sorry, don't have anymore cash. But there's a guy coming right behind me in a (insert name of local sports team) hoodie who has some cash and was handing some out. You should ask him." They generally then leave me alone.
     


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    :rotflmao:
     


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    I would have made eye contact with her, took one last sip of the smoothie and then threw the rest in the garbage and put my shades on and said "DEAL WITH IT".
     


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    the world is full of psychos FidelCashFlow! :lol:
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    ok, so the Post's coverage of the whole fight/murder thing yesterday is a little :uhoh:
     


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  8. NORE

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    When I worked at the Post I remember walking in each day, reading the headline on the papers in the lobby on my way to the elevator and smh in disbelief/disgust . Sometimes it was just funny. Especially since I know everyone who writes those stories.
     


  9. Claghorn

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    Got in a good shoulder slam today to a guy who totally deserved it. A good twenty people were still trying to get out, and he looked like he cut in front another dozen waiting to get in.
     


  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Seriously. The Post is either hilarious, or borderline offensive. But I mean somebody taking a picture of the guy about to get hit rather than fucking helping him is exactly what is wrong with society. People should be ashamed of themselves. People get hit too often and I think to myself, where the fuck were people?!!? There is no way I wouldn't notice somebody fall onto the tracks and not immediately try to help them. I honestly feel people are sick and secretly want to see somebody get smushed by a train. I mean, that is the only way I can see it.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There's probably a bit of that in all of us; the question is to what extent do we allow it to determine the way we interact with the outside world.

    Stuff like that is interesting, as horrific as it is. I don't want that to happen to anybody, I don't want to see it happen to somebody, but if I had seen such a thing happen (and I have, but with a bus), a part of me would be fascinated by what just happened and my emotional reaction to it.

    I imagine that if there had been fewer people present, the more likely it would have been that someone would've helped (as they would be less likely to simply wait to see if someone else steps in and takes responsibility for being a human being and part of a society)
     


  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A guy is about to be creamed by a train. Do I get out my phone and snap a picture, or do I try to help? Hmm, my blog could use this...
     


  13. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I actually hadn't seen the picture until just now. The photographer claims he was taking pictures while running towards the guy trying to alert the train with the camera flash.

    Regardless of the veracity of the claim, that he then sold the picture to the Post is pretty fucked up. And that he will only talk to the media if paid further undermines his character.

    I'm surprised how empty the platform is, as well as how easy it would have been to help the poor guy.

    On a related note, I don't understand how people enjoy the Saw movies. The opening lines of the Stephen King essay, Why We Crave Horror Movies:
    "I think we're all mentally ill; those of us outside asylums only hide it a little better--and maybe not that much better, after all."

    http://drmarkwomack.com/pdfs/horrormovies.pdf

    a quick and germane read
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The freelancer is a liar. People take pictures all of the time on subway platforms, you think conductors don't know this? Isn't there a law where you can be put in jail for not helping somebody? You know like the last episode of Seinfeld? Well this fuck should go right to jail.
     


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    unsure if the photo caused enough commotion, the post has once again put it on their front page.
     


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