January 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm #149504
Happy Friday everyone! You know, I really do enjoy riding public transportation. For me, it’s one of the speediest ways to get around any city. I have, however, seen some pretty crazy happenings while on the metro –everyone has, even the GEICO Gecko.
What is the craziest thing you’ve seen while riding public transportation?
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January 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm #149512
The craziest thing I have seen, and unfortunately I have seen it more than once, is when an obviously handicapped, elderly, or pregnant passenger boards and healthy, strapping young persons refuse to give up their seats, which are clearly reserved for just such people.
January 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm #149510
I agree Terrence; I always try to be mindful of those around me for this reason!
Other than that I’ve been a victim of mean stares and angry comments for attempting to sit in an open seat (toward the middle of the train). All because the person sitting on the outer seat didn’t want to have another person sitting in the seat next to them (mind you it is meant for two people) on an overly full train during rush hour. My reaction was to brush it off and simply be as kind as I could be.
January 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm #149508
My craziest story involved an express bus I was taking from downtown Chicago to the University of Illinois. On this particular trip, the bus driver went a different route than usual, taking us through a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. He stopped in front of a house and got out, leaving us passengers wondering what was going on. I was looking at my watch, growing concerned we would be late and I would miss teaching my upcoming class. About 30 minutes later, he came out and explained he needed to change his pants. Thirty minutes to change pants?! Right. Needless to say, I was late arriving for my class.
January 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm #149506
Dorothy Ramienski AmatucciParticipant
I see this all the time, too! I always try and give up my seat if needs be!
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