Posts tagged ‘train’

April 8, 2011

Nikki Jean x Origins Rocks Earth Month Concert


Nikki “All Smiles” Jean is giving viewers the chance to win VIP tickets to the Origins Rocks Earth Month Concert at Webster Hall in NYC, by simply sending a video response to this video on Youtube. VIP tickets and baked goods? Its a win-win!

January 14, 2011

13 Annoying Things People Do on the Train

A post I found very true and interesting from NakedWithSocksOn:

Ride the train in a city like New York long enough and you’ll quickly notice that there are a lot of dumb people out there. Folks that are so lost in their own world that they don’t even realize when they’re being rude, disrespectful, or just plain obnoxious. Matter fact, a while back GangStarrGirl introduced me to a site called SubwayDouchery.com that’s dedicated to documenting the craziness and downright dumb ish that abounds in the mass transit system.

As a daily commuter I’ve come across a lot of strange characters underground (Remember the Brooklyn Shabba story?) and given the fact that the NYC MTA decided to raise fares again (the third time in three years) despite the blizzard that crippled my train line for nearly a week, today’s post is a toast to the assholes, douchebags and jerkoffs that ride the iron worm. Consider it a wakeup call as some folks might not even realize that they’re a subway douchebag but if you’ve committed any of the following infractions then you’re guilty as charged.

1. PLAYING LOUD MUSIC

In case you missed the memo here’s a news flash for you: They’ve invented something called headphones back in the 1930s that allows you and only you to hear the music you want. What I really don’t get are those darn kids that blast music on their phones. Like seriously, that’s as bad as dudes walking around with a boombox in 2011. #RadioRaheem

2. TALKING LOUD

It doesn’t matter if you’re talking on the phone or to the person next to you but if your voice is louder than the rumble of the train you need to take it down a notch. And is it just me, or do people that speak another language talk the loudest? It’s like they do it on purpose because they know that no one else can understand them.

3. WEARING A BLUETOOTH

It’s not like you can get service underground; so why the hell are you wearing a Bluetooth on the train? You just look dumb and that flashing light is just annoying.

4. MAKING OUT
I’m all for love and people being affectionate but there’s a time and a place for everything. Take your PDA and get a room already. I don’t need to see you slobbing down each other, especially if y’all are not hot. Keep it moving.

5. STEPPING ON FIRST & THEN BLOCKING THE DOOR

Yes, I’m one of those people that likes to lean up against the door, but that’s why I tend to let people go before me and I board last. However, there are those people that push past you and as soon as they step on the train they just stop and stand right there. WTF! You know people are right behind you so do like Ludacris and move trick, get out the way.

6. RUSHING FOR A SEAT… AND THEN GETTING OFF NEXT STOP

WTH! I hate those folks that bogard their way past you and the people actually getting off the train just so they can stand right in front of the opening doors to grab an empty seat. It was Austrian physicist Wolfgang Pauli who came up with the Pauli Exclusion Principle, which basically says that no two solid objects can occupy the same space at the exact same time. With that said, the people getting off need to get off first so your dumbass can get on. What makes it even worse is when the seat fiend gets off on the next stop. I secretly get a kick out of seeing them not get a seat.

7. SPREADING LEGS OUT TOO WIDE OR PUTTING BAGS/FEET UP

Men are the guiltiest of spreading their legs out (especially Black men) or putting their feet up on the pole or in the aisle, but ladies that put their precious bags on the seats are just as wrong. It’s one thing if the train is empty, but if it’s the middle of rush hour and you’re hogging up too much space you can actually get a ticket.

8. EATING/DRINKING

I know we all get hungry or thirsty in this busy world of ours so some of us have to get our grub on whenever we can but the train should be off limits—especially if it’s some stank concoction you made at home. Now you got the whole train smelling like boiled eggs and onions. Oh, and for the morning coffee drinkers, make sure your balance is on point because if you spill that piping hot stuff on me or my stuff, we’re going to have a problem.

9. FARTING

This is like the ultimate form of disrespect to the other passengers—especially to kids and little people, who are directly in the line of fire—and it becomes a mass game of who-did-it? That’s why I always feel bad every time I let one go in a crowded car like nothing happened. LOL I kid, I kid.

10. OPEN STROLLERS OR CRYING BABIES
I know we can’t all afford a car, but I know most parents at least wish they did. It’s not the fact you’ve got a stroller that ticks me off at times, it’s when you have that open stroller. Rush hour has got to be the worst possible time to try and fit a baby carriage on a train, but still people try. And I won’t fault any parents for having a crying baby because you can’t control that, but that doesn’t mean it ain’t annoying. #Sorry

11. NOT GIVING UP YOUR SEAT FOR PREGNANT/ELDERLY/DISABLED

I understand being tired after a long day but that’s no excuse for sitting on your ass while a pregnant woman, elderly person or disabled person stands right in front of you. That’s just all types of wrong.

12. WEARING A BACKPACK ON A CROWDED TRAIN
#C’MonSon Why are you wearing that big ass bag on your back acting like people can get by you. Common sense would say you should take your backpack off hold it in your hand or between your legs. Anything else is just uncivilized.

13. LEANING ON THE POLE WHEN IT’S CROWDED
I’ve seen this happen more times than I’d care to admit, but some a-hole decides that he/she is tired and is going to lean on the pole comfortably no matter how crowded the train is. The sad part is when people try to grab on to the pole and subtly poke them with their rings, the pole leaner has a nerve to get mad like they not only paid for the pole but also installed and polished it. GTFOH! That’s just mad rude, the only time this is even remotely acceptable is if it’s someone like the lovely lady below. As long as I’m behind her she can lean on any pole that she damn well pleases.

How many of these things have you experienced while taking public transportation (or a plane or bus)? Which one annoys you the most? Have you ever confronted someone for being that obnoxious? Have people just lost all sense of common courtesy towards one another? Are you guilty of doing any of the above? If so, have you ever thought about how you’re inconveniencing others? Are you a Subway Douchebag? What would you add to the list?