Ms. Manners – Column

Ms. Manners on…Public Transportation: 

I’m just going to get straight to the point–

 (1) When entering a train, please MOVE INTO the car and fan out. I never understood why people stood by the door, knowing fully well that a potential stampede was in front/behind them. Furthermore, if you’re going to play “door man” for the train passengers, you can at least MOVE TO THE SIDE to let people move into the train. It is the most annoying thing in the world to not get on a train and then see the middle of the car empty as it passes by.

 (2) Last time I checked, bags didn’t pay the $2.25 for a ride. You did. Either you sit down and put your belongings on top of you, or let someone who actually wants to utilize the space have it. Your belongings aren’t that special. If they were, you shouldn’t be on the train with them. Continue reading