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Old 03-19-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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If people take up two seats on the subway/bus, THEY SHOULD PAY FOR TWO SEATS.

I go to f'in central bookings for sleeping on a relatively EMPTY train and the revenue generating robot (NYPD officer) says im taking up two seats and thats illegal/infraction.

Sometimes these people are so endlessly obese they can take up three seats, but no ticket(s).....
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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I sometimes take up one and a half seats on the 7 train because the seats are made for people who weigh 100 pounds. Maybe the MTA could make seats that are even smaller (say, for people who weigh 70 pounds) and then ticket EVERYONE. The MTA would make quite a bit of money this way and fares would go down.

I am going to congratulate myself for coming up with a smart idea to go along with this smart thread.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Originally Posted by FlushingRepresenter View Post
If people take up two seats on the subway/bus, THEY SHOULD PAY FOR TWO SEATS.

I go to f'in central bookings for sleeping on a relatively EMPTY train and the revenue generating robot (NYPD officer) says im taking up two seats and thats illegal/infraction.

Sometimes these people are so endlessly obese they can take up three seats, but no ticket(s).....
Better yet, make them ride a bike.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Default It can be uncomfortable..

Being squeezed when someone with a large girth is next to you.

I get more miffed by seeing people treating the seats like a lounge chair, With their dirty a** feet on where people sit. The lack of etiquette....

Back to the "Subway nuisance thread" in the NYC forum maybe...???
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: NY
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I'm fat and I get mad when fatter people try to squish next to me- I KNOW I'm overweight and I know the size of my a$$ enough to be able to gauge when I can or cannot fit into a seat - I go out of my way not to squish others, the same way I don't want to be squished by someone who's 250 lbs. However, it's not just fat people who take up 2 seats - plenty of times I've been stuck next to a slim person on the bus who is taking up half my seat with their legs wide open - close them or else you should pay for 2 seats as well.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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The person that feels the need to check their phone while blocking the turnstile.

The person that spreads the newspaper so far wide that you wonder how long before you get a papercut on your nose from it.

The person who refuses to turn the sound down on their phone while playing Angry Birds. (This I see almost every day).
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: New York City
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My only really issues are when people don't use deoderant or when they clip their finger nails in front of me.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If people take up two seats on the subway/bus, THEY SHOULD PAY FOR TWO SEATS.
When you pay your fare to enter the subway (let's give everyone the benefit of the doubt and pretend that nobody is fare-beating), the only thing you're actually entitled to is the right to ride the trains. You're not allowed to take up two seats--it is technically possible to be fined for this, although I can tell you that for all the time I was a conductor, I never saw this fine handed out. I've seen cops make sleepers get up because they were taking up more than one seat, but that's about all.

Personally, I wish your idea was enforceable. Let people use two seats, but they should pay extra for it.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: USA
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faces looking ugly for no reason other than sharing the same oxygen.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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"Talking loud on the phone."

For that guy who's talking so loud and obnoxiously on his cell phone - as if he's the only one in the car - having as um.... "graphic" a conversation as possible.
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