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Old 02-14-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I hate the backpacker!!!!
I despise the backpacker!!!! I posted my dislike of the backpacker way back somewhere in the beginning of this thread. I see red.......Don't get me started!
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I despise the backpacker!!!! I posted my dislike of the backpacker way back somewhere in the beginning of this thread. I see red.......Don't get me started!
I agree. Cause why leave all your stuff home when you can take it with you in crowded, speeding metal tubes!

I guess George Carlin, God rest his soul said it best:"Your house is a place to store your stuff, While you go out and get more stuff."
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:15 AM
 
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lol, a good deal of the backpackers on subways actually work for the MTA, ironically enough..
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Here's something else that could be considered a subway annoyance: a shootout. Yesterday (on St. Valentine's Day, yet!) there was a wild shootout in the 145 Street station on the A/B/C/D lines. One police officer wounded, one dead perpetrator, and bullets and shells scattered all over the place. The police declared the station a crime scene, and ordered it closed...just in time for the afternoon rush.

I tell you, if it's not one thing, it's something else!
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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There were 2 things I noticed that fall under the same umbrella yesterday while en route to Grand Central.

1. People checking their phone while walking between transfer points and not looking in front of them.
2. One person actually reading a book (!!) while walking between transfer points.

This is rush hour. If you are have to move so slow to read your book or check your phone while going to the next train, then have the courtesy to stay to the right, and not walk in the middle of the pathway blocking everyone.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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There were 2 things I noticed that fall under the same umbrella yesterday while en route to Grand Central.

1. People checking their phone while walking between transfer points and not looking in front of them.
2. One person actually reading a book (!!) while walking between transfer points.

This is rush hour. If you are have to move so slow to read your book or check your phone while going to the next train, then have the courtesy to stay to the right, and not walk in the middle of the pathway blocking everyone.
That's funny--you used the word 'courtesy' with reference to those people.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Here's something else that could be considered a subway annoyance: a shootout. Yesterday (on St. Valentine's Day, yet!)
A St Valentines Day shootout? Where do these guys think they are, Chicago?
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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Let's add the "sick customer on another train". The one that puts the train to a halt and causes mass gridlock on all the others behind it.

Especially true of the Lex Avenue lines (4,5,6).

"Ladies and gentlemen, we have a sick customer at [station]. We apologize for the delay. We should be moving momentarily."
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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Sick customer = drunk customer
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Sick customer = drunk customer
Usually, Yes. How many times do we see someone using 3 seats as a lounge chair? A few days ago i saw a guy on the R taking up the seats and yelling it was "his seats" and we were all "bastards." Jeez.
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