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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Apparently so is unwrapping a granola bar, unzipping a wallet and eating chips

16 comments:

Bicky said...

Apparently reading the newspaper can garner dirty looks too. As I've recently discovered. (Get nooshed LSE rider!)

Geeze, people, it's a quiet zone NOT a SILENT zone!!! That means we don't want to hear frat party volume sitting 9 quads away. Or hear you giving your travel agent your credit card number (next time Imma writin' it down!)

Golly, have we become so intolerant at slight noises? Such first world problems.

Squiggles said...

I do get it. When everything is really quiet, the jangle, the crinkle, etc. can get to you.

As for crinkling, that has got to be the worst. Got on the 6.41 train. Someone from a stop before me to 3 after me was eating chips. And not paying attention to the bag. So the crinkling was excessive because he didn't know where or if there were any more left. Never said anything but it is more than irritating.

C.J. Smith said...

Stupid o'clock in the morning amplifies ALL THE THINGS.

Anonymous said...

How does Squiggles know that the person got off 3 stops after them?

JulieBean said...

I think people are becoming a little too militant in the quiet zone. I don't sit there myself, though I have to admit I do find people who are crinkling their wrappers while eating annoying and ditto on the bracelet clanking and loud jewelry, but I would never give someone a dirty look for it.

Anonymous said...

Some people have taken that Quiet Zone a little too far and a little too seriously.

The quiet zone is not the death zone last I checked and frankly, it's PUBLIC transportation!!!!!!!!!!

Squiggles said...

Exactly! And I think the photo happened just after 7am. To me, that is still Stupid O'clock.

Then again, how does she type with those on? I occasionally wear a bracelet, and without a doubt, within about 20 mins of real work starting, it is off.

Squiggles said...

@Anon,

I meant this person was on the train before I got on at Ajax. This person finished his chips by Eglinton Station, 3 stops after the one I got on.

Bicky said...

I'm turning pages, I'm not using the paper to stuff a box for shipping.

One man's silence is another man's roar, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Some people don't take the Quiet Zine seriously at all.
Or it at least doesn't seem to apply to them.
Quiet means quiet to everyone, not your so definition of quiet. There are two other GO Train levels where you are free to continue to be as noisy at you like.
In a word MOVE if you know you won't be QUIET.

Kelly said...

I'd fully support a Militant Silent Zone.

Nora1968 said...

Please notify me if there is ever a time that a consensus of any size group of human beings is reached as to the definition of "quiet" (or anything else for that matter). I think the statement that the Quiet Zone "means quiet to everyone" is a self-defeating concept.

Anonymous said...

on the bright side, her bangles probably glow in the dark if the power goes out... :)

Anonymous said...

I got shushed for blowing my nose...once!

Cristina Georgina said...

Sounds like some of the Quiet Zone riders need to get laid or make some drastic changes in their lives. Take your misery elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

What about a person snoring in a quiet zone? you cant give him a death stare he's sleeping, I would love to see someone wakeup a snoring person in a quiet zone =)