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Offline Bubbermiley

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2017, 11:56:03 am »
Winnipeg bus drivers will fuck up your shit if you mess with them.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QdUyQHBGSkk

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2017, 03:18:55 pm »
No transit.  Weekending.

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2017, 08:30:30 am »
Late post from Friday:

Met the wife at Yorkdale so we could be close to the highway for our urban exit.  As I descended the stairs, a butterfly passed me going the other way in the turnstile beside mine.

The fare monitor guy said in a voice like Joe Pesci's: "A butterfly !"

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2017, 05:38:09 pm »
Transit report:

Though the 815 commute was a dream, I hit Osgoode at 515 on the way home and had to let a train go because it was too packed.  A pregnant woman squeezed in, after all who is going to criticize a pregnant woman ?

I got a seat at St. George, though, and everyone was well-dressed, good-smelling and polite. 

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2017, 04:56:25 pm »
Transit Report:

I ended up at Osgoode at the exact same time today !  And the same result - 2nd train was not packed and I even got a seat. 

Walking to the subway station, I saw a pigeon eating a hot dog.  It was disgusting, but I still said to the pigeon: "hey there pigeon, I hope you are enjoying your HOT DOG !".  I had a bit of an edge in my voice, and two young girls saw me and were nonplussed.

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2017, 09:44:22 pm »
  A pregnant woman squeezed in, after all who is going to criticize a pregnant woman ?


When you can't drink alcohol or bend over to tie your shoes the least you can do is take advantage of the good parking spots and people giving up their seats on the train.


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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2017, 09:57:24 pm »
She didn't look like she was getting a spot.  It was like pushing a beach ball into a wall of people.  The look on her face was priceless... a kind of evil "I will get away with this" smile.

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2017, 11:26:52 pm »
She didn't look like she was getting a spot.  It was like pushing a beach ball into a wall of people.  The look on her face was priceless... a kind of evil "I will get away with this" smile.


I was trying on maternity clothes and in the change room there was a padding in the shape of '7 months' for women in their early pregnancy to see how the clothes will fit down the line. 

I admit, I had an evil moment imagining the endless possibilities of owning one of those....

 

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2017, 06:14:33 am »

I admit, I had an evil moment imagining the endless possibilities of owning one of those....

 
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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2017, 08:01:56 am »
Good experience again this morning.

A couple of hints for those who want to TTC like a pro:

-Check your blind spot.  This isn't just for driving but walking.  When you are downtown there is likely somebody there so if you move left or right without checking, you will likely step on a small quiet person.  Of course, the downside is that if there is somebody behind you, they will think you are stalking them from ahead and cross the street.  This happened to me yesterday.

-When you open a door, hold it for the next person.  If you're situationally unaware, and don't know if somebody is behind you make a perfunctory effort by giving the door an extra push as you pass just in case.

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2017, 02:19:26 pm »
Transit here is garbage.

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2017, 04:56:24 pm »
Where is that ?

Got on at Union about 517 so pretty much the same train as the last 3 days.  Got a seat, not a surprise, but I was almost mowed down by somebody exiting who took exception to me sneaking on before the train was empty.  Subway musicians were very good.

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2017, 07:57:38 am »
Transit report:

Boarded at St. George 830 (my walk to the subway is timed to the minute at 1/2 an hour) and what a different from 815.  No seats, but still room to breathe. 

I witnessed another part of transit culture in action: getting people to move so you can get off.

The gentle nudge and tap on the shoulder worked well, as the recipient was clearly a seasoned rider.
The same guy responded to my passive aggressive brushing by of the knapsack as I got off, and removed the backpack.  You aren't supposed to wear those on transit esp. at rush hour !

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2017, 08:10:02 pm »
Transit report:
545 from Union Station today.
Crowded but got a seat.  Didn't offer my seat to a woman 5 years older than me but did offer to a woman with a child, who declined.

Spanish guitarists were playing again at my home station.  Did a goofy dance and gave them $5 and they laughed.  Ticket booth guy joked with children and a family in line.

In June, Toronto is peaceful and wonderful for the most part.

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Re: Transit Culture
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2017, 08:43:38 am »
Transit Report:

Rainy, so riders were glum today.  Left late and didn't get a seat until the train was waaay downtown :(

New observation: passive-aggressive ways people indicate to their seat mate to move over because they're disembarking.  One lady today was fussing with her coat and seat-mate couldn't determine what was going on.  Bedlam !