Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rider(s) Hall of Shame: Ottoman Empire

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Photo by @samerfarha Comfy? #wmata http://yfrog.com/2psqjj


Photo by @geomantic The Metro is not your living room. Please take you feet off the seats. #wmata http://yfrog.com/0qvcntj

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21 comments:

Marie FF said...

You have to wonder how some people were raised.

Seth said...

I have no problem with people making themselves comfortable, as long as they aren't doing so at the expense of other riders' comfort, or doing anything wholly inappropriate (like the guy I saw squatting in the park outside Union Station - at least he wasn't on the train doing what he was doing). That being said, putting your feet up on the pole is a little obnoxious; it would be akin to sitting in the aisle because the seats are full. It blocks others from getting by, and it just makes you look like an idiot. Feet on the seat, in my opinion, is a little less offensive - provided there's nobody lacking a seat as a result, and also provided that your feet/shoes aren't muddy/disgusting. I'm far more offended by people who politely asked to sit next to me and then spread out like I wasn't there. Happened twice today.

Omar said...

Yeah, I don't know how realistic it is to expect clean surfaces in the city. As long as people move their legs out of the way, I don't see anything wrong with using a pole to kick back on an empty train. Life is hard enough.

I was spread out on a seat once and someone sat down and shoved their knee into mine against the seat's groove—that was painful.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm gonna sit where someone's feet just were, especially after all the rain we've been having.

Douchebags.

Matthew said...

Doesn't flipflop guy know what living on that pole? His feet are going to fall off by next Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is say, "Look, I realize you like having your legs in the air..." and the implication alone will probably make him sit the right way.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't bother me if the train is empty. If it's crowded though, I would throw a fir. Also, if I had to choose... I'll take dirty shoes on the poles of snotty diseased hands.

RussCinDC said...

http://madruss.blogspot.com/2009/10/rude-metro-riders.html

Anonymous said...

It is possible (on an empty train) to put your legs up without your feet/shoes actually touching the seat. You just have to sit on the inside seat and put your LEGS across the seat in front. KEEP YOUR FEET OFF THE SEATS!

Anonymous said...

I've sat in the side seats (I qualify, I really do!) and the fellow across put up his feet on the pole. I had a big view of his crotch so I commented loudly enough to be heard by anyone nearby, "Nice crotch, dude but you may have a hole in a spot there."

Guy dropped his feet like the pole was on fire. I could tell he was just DYING to look for the hole too (which wasn't there).

nevermindtheend said...

Oh, please. If your feet are clean and there are plenty of open seats (as appears to be the case in all of these photos) there is nothing wrong with putting your feet up.

Putting your feet up on the pole looks silly, but so long as you put your feet down whenever someone needs to get by, who cares?

There are plenty of things that Metro riders do that actually affect others. If they're doing something harmless, just mind your own business.

WandaDMV said...

In many other subway systems there are expressed rules about NOT putting your feet up, and there are very good reasons. Number one is that it adds tremendously to the wear and tear of the seats. Secondly, it's dirty, and if you're still not convinced, it's just plain bad manners. Do you put your dirty shoes up on your own sofa at home? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Oh Nevermindtheend, you are SO incorrect on this one. There is no such thing as "clean shoes." Would you LICK the sidewalk? Or how about TASTING the escalators on Metro? uh huh... thought not.

Hope you aren't wandering around now with mud on your ass.

nevermindtheend said...

Oh, anonymous, that only makes a difference if you go around LICKING Metro seats. I really hope not.

As I said before, if your shoes are dirty/muddy, then it is NOT ok to put them on the seats. Unless it's very wet out, most people don't walk around with muddy shoes.

HurricaneDC said...

Great title.

Anonymous said...

Dry shoes -- how clean, how hygenic, how courteous? yeah right. Time to learn how to sit properly in a seat that you do not own. Having respect for others and property you do not own nor care for is something lacking in this society and someone posting on this board seems to have missed the social education boat.

If nothing else - Do you realize how ignorant you look when you have your feet in the air along with your ass? Anyone who does it looks ignorant and uneducated. No two ways about it.

Nel said...

don't get me wrong i put my feet up sometimes on metro but i always make sure my shoes aren't touching the actual seat because that's just rude nd dirty to do so...i'm a firm believer of do unto others as you want done unto you

Anonymous said...

Don't act like the metro is squeaky clean, if the car is empty I don't see a problem with propping your feet up.

Anonymous said...

Shoes that aren't dropping anything off(mud, water, dirt) are fine on a seat - as long as seats are plentiful. Pole guy is a little obnoxious - a combo of his upside-down stance, his feet at eye level, and blocking the aisle.

InfamousOreob said...

Meh, the pole one is annoying as he is blocking the aisle, but feet on the seats if it's not crowded doesn't bug me...carry on!

Anonymous said...

legs on seats are disgusting!!!

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