Public Transit Etiquette
If your daily commute includes pushy people, your toes being stepped on, and odd smells, then you must take public transit! I have been taking public transit all my life and have recently noted a severe decline in the decorum of my fellow passengers.
In the interest of Canada’s transit-riding community (and at the risk of sounding like my mother), I would like to address some common faux pas that I witness on a daily basis.
Folks, there is no need for the pushing. There are two simple words that can help: “Excuse me.” For the most part, we all respond to politeness, so be kind to your fellow human beings when you would like them to move.
What’s with this? Here’s a little refresher: when people get on, move to the back (they don’t put those “Please move to the back” stickers up there for nothing), and when people get off, step out of the way. You might like it.
We all love ’em, but not everyone wants to hear the latest Rage Against the Machine album at full volume first thing on a Monday morning. For the sake of your fellow passengers (and your ears), please turn it down a notch.
Yes, deodorant. This is a must for all transit riders, especially in the summer. Those of us shorter in stature are often nose-to-armpit with the person next to us. Let’s try to keep the smell to a minimum, shall we?
So, can you relate? I really hope so; otherwise, I am headed down the slippery slope of becoming my mother (love you mom, really!).
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