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Old 10-20-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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A fair amount of chinese people that will rush in without letting you off first, and will swarm you for a seat.

Really really fat people.

People that spread their legs all the way out to make a 3 seater a 2 seater.

People with big ass luggage

people that dont know where they going and instead peaks out the train station to see the stop and people who peak in and hold the door to ask for directions.

people playing really loud music.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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A fair amount of chinese people that will rush in without letting you off first, and will swarm you for a seat.

Really really fat people.

People that spread their legs all the way out to make a 3 seater a 2 seater.

People with big ass luggage

people that dont know where they going and instead peaks out the train station to see the stop and people who peak in and hold the door to ask for directions.

people playing really loud music.
One of the most basic rules of etiquette. Let the passengers get off the train!
You will not get to your destination a second faster by being the first one on the train.

Also not giving up a seat for the elderly or disabled if you are reasonably young and able bodied. An elderly woman has no business trying to hang on to a pole in a metal cylinder rocketing along like a bullet. I see the loud,obnoxious schoolkids doing this. My grandmother when I was young taught me this. Some chivalry and respect in today's world has gone out the window, And this applies to the various subway rudeness.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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3) The backpacker: Another daily rush hour occurrence. The one Appalachian man who is on his way uptown for a hike of the Catskills or something. He's got the giant north face stuffed to the brim with organic granola, and instead of taking the damn thing off and shoving it between his legs, he finds it completely acceptable to repeatedly whack you in the face with it.
That one alone got you my rep! Don't even get me started on backpackers. I can live with all the rest but this group brings me to the brink. I swear, one of these days some backpacker is going to wack some poor guy off a crowed platform and get him killed.

What's so hard about taking it off and carrying it at your side when the train is crowded? Shouldn't that be part of the MTA's code of conduct? Fred....where are you?
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Oh man that must be so annoying and gross. Never happened to me on the subway yet though.

How about guys that sit next to you and keep their legs wide apart? Nothing ruins a ride having to rub thighs with a strange dude on the subway. This is REAL rude.
^^^^THIS. I think most guys ***way*** overestimate the size of their sack. Their is no reason to have a half of foot of space between your knees when you are sitting on a subway seat. That really pisses me off.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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^^^^THIS. I think most guys ***way*** overestimate the size of their sack. Their is no reason to have a half of foot of space between your knees when you are sitting on a subway seat. That really pisses me off.
Yessss. It drives me crazy. And when people put their backpacks or whatever between their legs and take up even more room.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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What about the im gonna eat my smelly chinese food on a crowded hot train guy?

What about mr or ms everything bagel breath?
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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^^^^THIS. I think most guys ***way*** overestimate the size of their sack. Their is no reason to have a half of foot of space between your knees when you are sitting on a subway seat. That really pisses me off.
That was funny. I almost spit my coffee out. Honestly, I probably do overestimate my sack size, but sometimes I'll make an effort to close the gap a bit, then some wide hipped person sits next to me and shoves my legs even closer together and the boys just can't take the pressure so I get up.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:23 PM
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"One of the most basic rules of etiquette. Let the passengers get off the train!"

Is see this in elevators too. There's not even any seat to run for there!

I generally stand on subway trains. There will come a time I'm sure when I'll need to sit down each time. But until then, there's likely someone who needs that seat more than me.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Default Subway/Gym combo!

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"One of the most basic rules of etiquette. Let the passengers get off the train!"

Is see this in elevators too. There's not even any seat to run for there!

I generally stand on subway trains. There will come a time I'm sure when I'll need to sit down each time. But until then, there's likely someone who needs that seat more than me.
Amen to that. I have yet another one for you all. Why do some guys decide the subway is also a gym? I see guys doing pull ups, and then dropping off after 2 reps admiring their "guns". Not kidding! This is bit rarer then some of the aforementioned complaints.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Basically, just living with other people. Everyone who isn't me and who I have to deal with, especially in a crowded city like New York. Seriously, folks. I can't stand any of them. Show me someone on the train and I can tell you what they're doing wrong. Only I have the real subway etiquette. Everyone else? Just annoying. I wish the MTA would exist solely for me so I wouldn't have to deal with other people.

Oh well, one can always dream...
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