Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sure! I'll go first... how about that lady get her bag off the seat?


Anonymous said...

If there's no one sitting there, what does it matter? How about worrying about bigger things like going after people who don't pay their fare or talk in the quiet zone.

C.J. Smith said...

Bless your little heart.
You must be new.

There's five years of reading for you to catch up on. Once you're done... come at me again, k?

Anonymous said...

Agree, obviously metrolinx doesn't see a problem either otherwise it wouldn't have been purposely put in their promo.

If people move their bags when people need the seat, no harm, no foul.

C.J. Smith said...


There's lots of things that editors don't notice at final production run. Doesn't mean it makes it status quo.

But the next time you get a bus and every aisle seat has a backpack on it and you're forced to the back to stand, just remember your own advice.

FRED said...

Why should I, as a paying customer, have to ask another paying customer to remove their belongings so I can sit.

How about you get on the bus or train and put your stuff on your lap or under your seat.

Don't act like this is some kind of normal thing and everyone is polite. It's so far from the truth.

Nora1968 said...

Fred took the words right out of my mouth. I get that, on a nearly-empty midday train, the whole bags (but NOT FEET) on seats things isn't really a big issue (though I admit I can't bring myself to do it even then) but really, there's no time when someone should have to ask me (or someone else) to move a bag so they can park their butt on a seat they paid to have.

As for talking in the Quiet're right, CJ - the first Anonymous needs to spend several hours reading this blog's archive - sigh.

Anonymous said...

I think it's pretty much common knowledge that if the train or bus isn't even half full, it's okay to put your bag on the seat beside you.

If it gets to the point where you see it filling up and see the possibility someone will need the seat then you put it away or on your lap.

However, they probably should not have had it there in the picture.

C.J. Smith said...

Depends where your bag has been. Because I keep mine always on the floor, I won't put it on a seat, even on a dead, empty train, because it's been on the floor. Bathroom floor. Bus floor. Restaurant floor. It's probably worse than shoes on the seat.
So if your bag is super pristine, by all means, but I won't do it with mine and I cringe when I see people pull their crap off the floor once a quad is empty and put everything on the seat. Ew.

Anonymous said...


Its common knowledge not to be an asshat, and keep dirty stuff off the seats!