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Old 06-08-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: New York City
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You have to be fast, otherwise you miss the train (literally). If I have a group of guests in from out of town I have to watch them very carefully or someone gets left standing on the subway platform. I think one's sense of pace is related to how often one rides a train.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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You have to be fast, otherwise you miss the train (literally). If I have a group of guests in from out of town I have to watch them very carefully or someone gets left standing on the subway platform. I think one's sense of pace is related to how often one rides a train.

During rush hour I don't understand why people go sprinting after trains when another train will show up the next min. Someone elaborate.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: New York
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Sometimes, you'll have to do whatever it takes to get to somewhere fast.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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During rush hour I don't understand why people go sprinting after trains when another train will show up the next min. Someone elaborate.
Because every minute counts to those of us who have to transfer to commuter trains that only come once or twice an hour.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:24 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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During rush hour I don't understand why people go sprinting after trains when another train will show up the next min. Someone elaborate.
because i wanna go home now. the commute is already like an hour.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:24 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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You have to be fast, otherwise you miss the train (literally). If I have a group of guests in from out of town I have to watch them very carefully or someone gets left standing on the subway platform. I think one's sense of pace is related to how often one rides a train.
I agree with this. I know how long it takes to get from my building to the PATH train and which PATH train I have to catch in order to make my train in Hoboken...and if all this doesn't work out for me, it's almost another hour until the next train and therefore almost another hour getting home. I don't want to lose that time.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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The replies are so true and funny at that. Thank god I don't work in the city anymore. And you want to see fast walking? get off the E train at lexington ave. I dont know how it is today, but that stop used to be so darn packed that you have to plan your escape when the train stops. Like you see everyone tried to position themselves toward the door and as soon as it opens, its a mad rush to get up that escalator.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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Haha, for me it's not that I have somewhere important to go ALL the time. It's just that I know there are ALWAYS going to be people immediately behind me anywhere I'm walking in the city, and I just want to be courteous and not delay them or clog up a pathway for a bunch of people. That and you just get conditioned to walk at a certain pace when you live and work in the city. It's mainly just tourists (worst offenders, some even stop and huddle in a big circle in the middle of the sidewalk), disabled, heavy set people, or just plain idiots that ignore this rule.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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I think we're born this way ! Lol ! And everyone else from out of town who comes here to live..quickly adapts to it. We have to get to wherever we're going ! I could simply be walking to the grocery store (which wont be closing anytime soon) and i'll walk fast. Its just how we are lol.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:41 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Haha, for me it's not that I have somewhere important to go ALL the time. It's just that I know there are ALWAYS going to be people immediately behind me anywhere I'm walking in the city, and I just want to be courteous and not delay them or clog up a pathway for a bunch of people. That and you just get conditioned to walk at a certain pace when you live and work in the city. It's mainly just tourists (worst offenders, some even stop and huddle in a big circle in the middle of the sidewalk), disabled, heavy set people, or just plain idiots that ignore this rule.
On another thread about this some time ago, somebody was complaining about tourists who actually not only walk s l o w l y, but STRETCHED ACROSS THE WHOLE SIDEWALK HOLDING HANDS!

Obnoxious behavior like that, sooner or later somebody's gonna shoot 'em--rightfully so--and then it will get in the news and look like it's all Big Bad New York's fault again.
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