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Subway and Public Transportation Etiquette - The People We Encounter

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by patrickBOOTH, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    mr. lhota was at my subway stop this morning passing out "vote for me" flyers.
     
  2. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Blind beggar wearing a ragged black 3 piece whacked some lady in the shin with his walking stick while walking down the train aisle.
     
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    Sometimes we must be allowed to smack disabled people..:hide:
     
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    I'm never touching a subway car pole again.
     
  6. gomestar

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    how low do you normally grab?
     
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  7. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    That's a pretty personal question - I'd say mid-shaft.
     
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    lot of that going around

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  9. imatlas

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    This one appears to be gripping it with her prehensile protuberances.
     
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    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My question: How does one become so comfortable having something wedged betwixt the buttocks? Wait. I probably don't want to know.
     
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    Some of those are quite smart, and simple--especially the directions (stairs, escalators, compass rose).

    Some are also quite dumb--wind turbines? Saving and filtering the water that runs in when it rains? Come on.
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    A subway approaching doesn't produce enough kinetic energy to power a single LED for a second. Mounting small turbines directly on the trains could be an idea...
     
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    I really like the ones about marking stair "lanes" for up vs. down and marking stand on right, walk on left for escalators and such. Simple, cheap, high impact. That's good design.
     
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    I think the laws of thermodynamics would tend to disagree.
     
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    We have these in London and it works very well on escalators as almost everyone, but for the odd tourist, observes the rule (so much so you see people doing it subconsciously on escalators in other places, like department stores, where there is no such rule). Oddly, it is very often ignored on stairs though.

    We could do with it some of the pedestrian tunnels within the stations, some of which aren't that wide, and you often get oblivious old people wandering down the middle, holding everyone else up.
     
  16. Hayward

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    Tokyo has the same thing with stairs in metro stations. I'm now trained to walk on the left whenever using stairs.
     
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    You guys don't have that?

    Generally works well here.

    Offenders include:

    • Clueless nuts (usually with huge backpacks). Okay, these guys may be tourists. But open your eyes: you're on an escalator. The right side is full of people standing. No-one standing on the left side. So why the *cuk are you?

    • Loved up couples who are 'so' into each other that they just positively, absolutely need to stand together holding hands.

    Pushchairs normally get a pass, apart from when they purposively park in the exact dead centre of the escalator.
     
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  18. aravenel

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    Nope, none of that here. Wish they did.
     

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