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Old 08-01-2019, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Agreed! Why do people so entitled in public spaces?!
Entitled to a seat when they paid for it? Are these comments serious? You two are seriously saying that the stabbing perp should have just been left alone to enjoy his seat and the second one for his bag?
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:36 AM
 
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Entitled to a seat when they paid for it? Are these comments serious? You two are seriously saying that the stabbing perp should have just been left alone to enjoy his seat and the second one for his bag?
I really hope they are just having some brain lapses.

I can sit if I would like to and I have no idea why the person attacking and his stuff are more entitled to the seats than anyone else. That's like saying leave the homeless person who brings in five carts of stuff, sleeps across the entire bench, stinks out the entire car---yeah, who cares if you paid---stand and go to another car! Don't complain! What?

Forget about the fact that some people have disabilities (whether or not you can see them), might not feel well, might have just finished working a double or their second job, might have an hour and a half commute, etc. I work long days and two jobs sometimes and I have joint problems---I'll sit if I want to.
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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Of course a person who sees someone taking up additional seats should fe aware that they are not law enforcement.

Itís not right, no.

But itís not like the average person has security details with them on the subway.

I once saw on the subway a man who was reading his book. He got annoyed by some loud kids and told them to shut up. The kid pulled out a knife and threatened to stab him. The kids friend managed to calm him down.

Unless youíre an officer with a badge you cannot tell people what to do, even if they are wrong. Any long term rider of the subway knows how to avoid confrontation. A seat or noise is not worth your life. No point in being dead and right.

If you want transportation space under your control get a car.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:04 AM
 
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Of course a person who sees someone taking up additional seats should fe aware that they are not law enforcement.

Itís not right, no.

But itís not like the average person has security details with them on the subway.

I once saw on the subway a man who was reading his book. He got annoyed by some loud kids and told them to shut up. The kid pulled out a knife and threatened to stab him. The kids friend managed to calm him down.

Unless youíre an officer with a badge you cannot tell people what to do, even if they are wrong. Any long term rider of the subway knows how to avoid confrontation. A seat or noise is not worth your life. No point in being dead and right.

If you want transportation space under your control get a car.
Telling obnoxious kids to shut up is a FAR different scenario than asking someone to move their bag so you can sit. If you canít understand the difference, thatís really weird.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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The worst are the people who don't use headphones. Everyone gets to listen to their crappy taste in music, or whatever annoying game they are playing.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:10 AM
 
Location: NYC
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This stuff can happen anytime in the subways, there are too many violatile folks. Say the wrong word or not even saying "excuse me" can set somebody off in public. That's why it is best to avoid being too close or even attempt to sit next to a spreader. Just not worth the problem even if you win a fight you didn't win any prize so why not let these losers win their own ego prize.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:21 AM
 
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Telling obnoxious kids to shut up is a FAR different scenario than asking someone to move their bag so you can sit. If you canít understand the difference, thatís really weird.

why are you still in doubt, for so long, ms henna...
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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Telling a random person to do something is somewhat risky as people are extremely emotional nowadays.

When i took the subway (take a bus to work now) i would just stand unless the train was empty or there was a seat with the adjacent seat empty.

If you see a person with their bags or taking up two/three seats just rest assure that the person has no manners and is not people trained. Just avoid.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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This stuff can happen anytime in the subways, there are too many violatile folks. Say the wrong word or not even saying "excuse me" can set somebody off in public. That's why it is best to avoid being too close or even attempt to sit next to a spreader. Just not worth the problem even if you win a fight you didn't win any prize so why not let these losers win their own ego prize.
Iím not saying confront every affront. My point is that two posters have basically said that the people who complained are entitled and lazy. Regardless of whether a confrontation is initiated, the ďcomplainantĒ in cases like this is absolutely correct.

Itís mindboggling to me the extent to which NYíers will go to defend deviant behavior.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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why are you still in doubt, for so long, ms henna...
In doubt about what, why nywriterdude would not be able to understand the difference between these two things or in doubt about whether asking someone to move their bag is a definite no no and should be avoided 100% of the time?
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