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#21 fairviewroad

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 12:12 PM

I think that's just mass transit riders. I've seen plenty of people do that on busses, subway trains, even Amtrak.

 

Gosh, I've even seen rude people behind the wheel of their cars!


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

 

 

 

Dealing with the general public as I do, I have noticed a growing number of them tend to have a chip on the shoulder attitude. I don't know if this is a result of the current political climate or if some were just not raised right. It makes me appreciate the pleasant ones more and to look forward to retirement at the end of next year.

 
 
Its not the political climate. I've noticed a general decline in civility in the big cities over the last 10+ years. One thing that I notice is a general attitude of not caring that ones action is a inconvenience to others around them. There are more days than not I say to myself WTF??? When I went on my road trip to South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado, it was a complete 180.

In the mountains of Georgia & North Carolina, you will notice that the people are very friendly and will greet everyone, even strangers. You notice the difference in stores and on the street,

I think it is a small town thing. A nice change from the big cities and south Florida!

 

It does take me a day or two to adjust when I leave California and the west coast to the civility and politeness that seems to permeate the south and the center of our country. 

 

Out here, if some stranger starts up a conversation, ones first reaction is that one is going to be robbed or swindled, unfortunately for many of us.



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

Point of this thread is that it wouldn't take much to post some signage with sporadic enforcement reminding people to:

1) let people off the train before boarding
2) don't listen to music out loud on board
3) don't smoke on the platform

etc...

The current basic placarding is very well ignored.

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:50 PM

It does take me a day or two to adjust when I leave California and the west coast to the civility and politeness that seems to permeate the south and the center of our country. 

 

 

 

Out here, if some stranger starts up a conversation, ones first reaction is that one is going to be robbed or swindled, unfortunately for many of us.

 

That's because you will get swindled or robbed out there - if not by the other person then by the politicians.


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 01:55 PM

Just spend the weekend out in LA riding Metro Rail. Made me realize why ridership is dropping on Metro and the biggest complaints by current and former riders were spot on.



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Posted 31 July 2018 - 05:17 PM

Rode to Santa Monica Pier last January on the metro and a very nice,big guy sat in a seat perpendicular to us and advised that unless there was a USC game, they didn’t get many riders like us. We had a pleasant trip and felt safe. He was really big and no one bothered us or even came near!

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 04:03 AM

I'll tell you what... I found more public courtesy in NYC than I have in Dallas or Miami or even Southern California.

Same here. but my experience of NYC is dated.

I remember that when I and my 4yo daughter rode the subway a decade or more ago

Always, someone, any age, race, gender -- would offer me and the kid a seat within  a stop or two , however full the subway car was.

Coming from Minneapolis, this was new and strange to me.  I'd stood in the aisle in MSP on the (then) slow crosstown 16 bus all the 45 minute way with an infant in a carrier and a toddler in my arms and thought "this makes me stronger"

MSP Metro Transit is mostly better and pax more courteous now -- hoping NYC hasn't gotten worse. 


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

In Singapore, they have a series of placards encouraging appropriate behavior--like, don't keep a backpack on your bag, or you might hit someone, let others off before crowding on, etc. Seems to work there.  

 

On the other hand, light rail in Seattle has some humorous placards to discourage people from putting luggage on their seats, stretching out over two seats, etc. I haven't noticed particularly high levels of compliance...

 

Apparently fines and caning beat gentle peer pressure.  Unfortunately, because I'm not in favor of fines and caning, myself. 


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 01:47 PM

In the mountains of Georgia & North Carolina, you will notice that the people are very friendly and will greet everyone, even strangers. You notice the difference in stores and on the street,

I think it is a small town thing. A nice change from the big cities and south Florida!

One should also remember that Miami is not all of South Florida. There are plenty of rural areas with typical rural behavior even in South Florida. They are just not touristy enough for your average non-Floridians to venture there - thankfully, I might add ;)


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