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Title: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on March 27, 2008, 08:59:09 AM
I started to put this in the NY City thread but I'm sure this happens everywhere.

For the past several weeks I have been inundated with funny episode after funny episode on the subway ride to work.  After this morning I can't let these stories go untold any longer.



So I'm sitting on the downtown 3 like I usually do in the morning.  The subway makes its usual stops with blacks and latinos getting on at all the uptown stops, and then more and more white people get on the lower it goes.  Typically at 96th street there is the first massive influx of white folks and other business professionals who join the not-so-professional-looking crowd who are already sitting down in the train by that point.  I point all of this background info out to help paint the picture that this stop always provides for a bit of comedy when these two groups meet for the first time every morning.

Today, however, this one 96'er took it over the top.  This cat gets on in a full suit and tie and sits down right next to me. At first I don't really pay him any mind b/c I'm reading my paper.  I notice out of the corner of my eye that he has a paper also and he goes about reading it like anybody else would. Again, I think nothing of it.

But then I get the distinct feeling that you get when people are looking at you.  I look up across the aisle and see everybody staring in my direction.  At first I thought it was me, but then I notice they're not looking at me they're looking at the guy next to me.  So I look at him for the fist time and I get it - THIS CAT has on latex gloves and a doctor's mask and is sitting on top of a plastic bag.  And he's just chillin like nothing is weird about this, reading his paper.  Then, to top it all off, he reaches down in his bag and pulls out some type of spray or something and sprays the old bag lady who is asleep and sitting down to his right. 

I was too done!!!  I wanted to fall out right there.  Some of the people sitting across from us actually did bust out laughing. It was just too much.  The guy just went back to reading his paper like everything was cool.

I just shook my head, got up and stood by the door for the rest of the ride before I got sprayed or something.





Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on March 27, 2008, 09:12:52 AM
:D :D :D

Although the poor guy almost undoubtedly has an OCD.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on March 27, 2008, 09:54:46 AM
Yesterday, also at the infamous 96th street stop, a crowd of folks come into the train and this one lady who was leading the pack basically comes all the way to the back where I'm standing against the wall and presses herself up against me as if I was the wall.  So we're effectively spooning on the train here, folks.  She completely disregarded the paper I was holding in my hands out in front of me which clearly established my personal space perimeter.  Nope, no respect for the paper.  She crumpled it up with her back as she kept getting closer and closer until basically my paper was sitting on top of her head. 

Then of course more and more people pile in and start to crowd her so she gets EVEN CLOSER.  So at this point, her head is literally inches from me, and she's completely obvlivious to the fact that she has invaded my personal space even by NY subway standards, so I lean in and say "Lady, if you get any closer to me I'm gonna have to insist you buy me a drink first."

She says "oh I'm sorry" realizing how close she was to somebody else, laughs, and then inches away from me and creates a little bit of space.

I mean, c'mon! On the subway you can expect to rub shoulders with people, sure, but I draw the line at spooning damn!t.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on March 27, 2008, 10:24:11 AM
Sands, I'm dead at your stories.  Sometimes NYC transit is comedy gold.  I always hate it when people look like they are about to fight though--I have limited space to run!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Principled. on March 27, 2008, 10:33:38 AM
no great moments here...though some pretty unfortunate ones.

I'm not usually one of the people to crowd on trains since my personal space is one luxury I should be able to afford in NYC ;), but the other day I was really in a rush to get out of the subway to call my mom to give her the lowdown on how I actually got the best of ATT's customer service, which is the biggest group of simpletons I've ever had to deal with (I should really consider changing cell phone providers, but I digress). Anyway, it was just after 5 so the cramming on the east side trains were well underway. I take the 6 on 33rd street to 42nd and hop off to get on an express up to Harlem. And my general complaint about this process is that the express trains wait just until the 6 train opens its door (almost ALWAYS) to immediately shut its doors so that transfer folks will have to wait unnecessarily for the next one. Usually it doesn't bother me, but that day, I wasn't waiting. So I hold the doors open by slinging in my wumbo (google it) purse then the rest of my self, only to get my pants stuck in the door...with no slack :D. I couldn't move an inch for a good two minutes. Got my just desserts.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on March 27, 2008, 10:44:12 AM
As I stood on the 7 out of Flushing last week, the woman on the seat next to me hocked and spit a huge wad of phlegm on the floor.  She was wearing a soiled traditional chinese button up jacket, and had pounds of what seemed to be crinkled up plastic bags on her back.  I looked around, and everyone had basically looked at the hocking sound, then back into their papers.  NYC apathy is incredibly powerful.  I avoided the phlegm for the rest of the ride.

Towards christmas I was around Shea on the 7 again, and I was at the front of the train, turned towards the door, asking my father when I should meet him in Boston to be picked up for Christmas.  As I hung up and stepped out of the train, what seems to be a recent african immigrant followed me out of the station and down the road screaming in my ear for interrupting the serenity of my fellow passengers (i am the first person to use my cell on the train btw)  He followed me to my bus stop condemning me and my family for my breach of etiquette.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on March 27, 2008, 12:04:13 PM
no great moments here...though some pretty unfortunate ones.

I'm not usually one of the people to crowd on trains since my personal space is one luxury I should be able to afford in NYC ;), but the other day I was really in a rush to get out of the subway to call my mom to give her the lowdown on how I actually got the best of ATT's customer service, which is the biggest group of simpletons I've ever had to deal with (I should really consider changing cell phone providers, but I digress). Anyway, it was just after 5 so the cramming on the east side trains were well underway. I take the 6 on 33rd street to 42nd and hop off to get on an express up to Harlem. And my general complaint about this process is that the express trains wait just until the 6 train opens its door (almost ALWAYS) to immediately shut its doors so that transfer folks will have to wait unnecessarily for the next one. Usually it doesn't bother me, but that day, I wasn't waiting. So I hold the doors open by slinging in my wumbo (google it) purse then the rest of my self, only to get my pants stuck in the door...with no slack :D. I couldn't move an inch for a good two minutes. Got my just desserts.

 :D  Good story.  Keep 'em coming.


As I stood on the 7 out of Flushing last week, the woman on the seat next to me hocked and spit a huge wad of phlegm on the floor.  She was wearing a soiled traditional chinese button up jacket, and had pounds of what seemed to be crinkled up plastic bags on her back.  I looked around, and everyone had basically looked at the hocking sound, then back into their papers.  NYC apathy is incredibly powerful.  I avoided the phlegm for the rest of the ride.

Towards christmas I was around Shea on the 7 again, and I was at the front of the train, turned towards the door, asking my father when I should meet him in Boston to be picked up for Christmas.  As I hung up and stepped out of the train, what seems to be a recent african immigrant followed me out of the station and down the road screaming in my ear for interrupting the serenity of my fellow passengers (i am the first person to use my cell on the train btw)  He followed me to my bus stop condemning me and my family for my breach of etiquette.

Wow.  I think you would have been justified to smack him.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on March 27, 2008, 12:19:02 PM
no great moments here...though some pretty unfortunate ones.

I'm not usually one of the people to crowd on trains since my personal space is one luxury I should be able to afford in NYC ;), but the other day I was really in a rush to get out of the subway to call my mom to give her the lowdown on how I actually got the best of ATT's customer service, which is the biggest group of simpletons I've ever had to deal with (I should really consider changing cell phone providers, but I digress). Anyway, it was just after 5 so the cramming on the east side trains were well underway. I take the 6 on 33rd street to 42nd and hop off to get on an express up to Harlem. And my general complaint about this process is that the express trains wait just until the 6 train opens its door (almost ALWAYS) to immediately shut its doors so that transfer folks will have to wait unnecessarily for the next one. Usually it doesn't bother me, but that day, I wasn't waiting. So I hold the doors open by slinging in my wumbo (google it) purse then the rest of my self, only to get my pants stuck in the door...with no slack :D. I couldn't move an inch for a good two minutes. Got my just desserts.

 :D  Good story.  Keep 'em coming.


As I stood on the 7 out of Flushing last week, the woman on the seat next to me hocked and spit a huge wad of phlegm on the floor.  She was wearing a soiled traditional chinese button up jacket, and had pounds of what seemed to be crinkled up plastic bags on her back.  I looked around, and everyone had basically looked at the hocking sound, then back into their papers.  NYC apathy is incredibly powerful.  I avoided the phlegm for the rest of the ride.

Towards christmas I was around Shea on the 7 again, and I was at the front of the train, turned towards the door, asking my father when I should meet him in Boston to be picked up for Christmas.  As I hung up and stepped out of the train, what seems to be a recent african immigrant followed me out of the station and down the road screaming in my ear for interrupting the serenity of my fellow passengers (i am the first person to use my cell on the train btw)  He followed me to my bus stop condemning me and my family for my breach of etiquette.

Wow.  I think you would have been justified to smack him.

All that was going through my mind was "C&F C&F"
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on March 27, 2008, 12:21:21 PM
The phlem story reminded me of another story. I was on the uptown E at World Trade and I was walking toward the train looking for an uncrowded car to enter.  The first one was packed, the second one, also packed.  Finally I come to about the 3rd or 4th car when I heard the "ding dong" bell signalling that the doors were about to close.  So I quickly jump in.  It was completely empty.  I was the only person in this whole subway car and I quickly found out why...

The car REEKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I mean bad. Like somebody died.  I pull my shirt up over my nose and look around to find the source of the odor and there on the floor is what appeared to be somebody's disagreeable breakfast.  Staight chillin like BLAAAAH.   :P  

The stench was so bad I had to get off at the next stop.  It was funny watching the reactions of the people who got on right after I left though.  They had no idea what they were stepping into.


BTW, did you guys see in the paper where the E and the Q were voted the dirtiest subways in NY?  They earned every bit of that title!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on March 27, 2008, 12:43:06 PM
I was waiting for the G in brooklyn at about 4.  I went to sit in one of those slotted wooden seats, but when I looked down there was a dinner plate pile of "wetness" blood, mucous, and what may have been semen.  I just looked at the empty platform and wondered what possibly could have gone on to leave that offensive pile on the platform.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Eugene Young on March 27, 2008, 02:08:42 PM
Man, I am SO glad I left New York. Reading this brings back memories. I swear every disease known to man exists in the NYC subway. The worst is in the summer, when it's so damn stifling hot down there, especially on the east side lines.

My worst subway story involves a homeless guy whacking off on a crowded F train at 3 in the morning. Yuck.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on March 27, 2008, 02:23:24 PM
Man, I am SO glad I left New York. Reading this brings back memories. I swear every disease known to man exists in the NYC subway. The worst is in the summer, when it's so damn stifling hot down there, especially on the east side lines.

My worst subway story involves a homeless guy whacking off on a crowded F train at 3 in the morning. Yuck.


 :D that made me LOL
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on March 27, 2008, 04:02:53 PM
Note to self..Do not take the subway in NYC..man all of these stories are nasty. All MARTA has is a few rats in the train stations and every now and then you get the   preacher who tells us we are all dying and going to hell, local youth who feel the need to cuss out their friends via cellphone on the train, and my all time favorite the man drunker than Cooter Brown who wants to tell the whole train his life story in song.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on March 27, 2008, 04:12:04 PM
Lol @ all of these stories (except ::barf:: @ phlegm and vomit).  Keep 'em coming.

And KD, MARTA trains are a joke.  I know it, you know it, and anyone who has ever ridden that big X knows it.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on March 27, 2008, 04:39:35 PM
Lol @ all of these stories (except ::barf:: @ phlegm and vomit).  Keep 'em coming.

And KD, MARTA trains are a joke.  I know it, you know it, and anyone who has ever ridden that big X knows it.

Yes I know our trains dont go far..but our people in the burbs dont want to many inner city folk to come out that far for fear of being robbed..crime rates going up...blah blah. It comes up every year. I sooo wish we did have commuter trains.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on March 28, 2008, 11:56:05 AM
My home town got a T commuter rail, and thats what my community said would happen.  And guess what?  It did :)
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on March 28, 2008, 12:09:10 PM
Those kids who sell candy slay me.  At least they are honest--they aren't selling candy "for no basketball team.  I'm selling candy to keep some money in my pockets, so I can stay out of trouble."  Maybe you should go get a paper route or something.

I generally don't see anything gross on the train...but all last year while I was working (and taking the lexington ave trains) I'd see a fight/almost fight about once a week.  I'd always lower the volume on my ipod so I could a) be nosy and catch the jokes/laughs and b) figure out if I'd need to try and make a quick get away.  I remember this one WI lady pushing some other chick bc she claimed the other chic pushed her first.  Homegirl was scared out of her mind...no lie, big WI women are scary.

Then one time, my train went out of service because one of the smaller windows fell out and hit some woman upside her head.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: dekocards on March 28, 2008, 12:17:48 PM
My best night on a NJTransit train: I was sitting facing the back of the train when a bunch of ridiculously drunk Yankees fans got on.  The one guy starts hitting on these girls that were obviously coming home from some fancy club and as he starts "hey baby"-ing her he pukes all over the two of them.  Then him and his friends ran off, presumably to another car.  The girls rode back to Jersey covered in bile, beer, and partially digested hotdogs.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on March 31, 2008, 01:25:33 PM
Classic.

Well the airlines also fall within the scope of public transportation so here goes my airline story from this past weekend.

Let me just say that it is about 600 miles from New York to Detroit.  You could drive this in about 8 hours, give or take.

So I check out of the hotel, head to the airport and get there at 12 noon.  (start the clock)  Flight sceduled for 1 something.  Get there, of course, the flight is delated until 2 because they were waiting for the pilot to show up.  Where is he?  At the bar? 

2 o'clock comes, pilot has aparently showed up, but the flight is delayed another hour for some strange reason.  But we're gonna go ahead and board at 2:30.

2:30 - we board.

2:45 - everybody's sitting down in the plane with their seatbelts fastened and their tray tables in their full and locked upright positions.  The plane is at the gate.

3:00 - ditto

3:15 - ditto

3:30 - Captain coms on the radio and says we are still waiting for a GROUND CREW to come over to this plane and give it a push back from the gate...as I look out the window and several ground crews chillin outside.  You mean THAT ground crew?  Would you like one of us perhaps to go and ask them since you seem incapable of doing this yourself?

4:08 pm - plane pushes back from the friggin gate.

4:30 pm - "Ladies and gentlemen the control deck has informed us that we are currently #17 for take off."  Because they, what, forgot that we too had to take off today?

5:something we take off.  It has now been 5 hours and some change since I arrived at the airport.  Had I driven from Detroit to New York, this would had placed me somewhere around the middle of Pennsylvania.

7:00 - we land at LaGuardia.

7:30 - still waiting for bags

7:45 - walk outside of the airport for the first time and catch a stand in line for a cab.

8:05 - make my way to the front of the cab line and get in one.

8:20pm - get home.  8 hours and 20 minutes having passed during this flying experience.  Roughly 20 minutes over the amount of time it would have literally taken me to drive a car all the friggin way from Detroit. 


And this, ladies and gentlemen, is my beef with flying.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on March 31, 2008, 02:06:08 PM
Dang. 


Oh and I forgot to mention one important detail - the WHOLE TIME (and I do mean the entire time) that we were on the plane, I had the infmaous baby crying two rows behind me. 

Yeah.

 :P
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: naturallybeyoutiful on March 31, 2008, 02:34:46 PM
Those kids who sell candy slay me. 
:D  Me, too!  :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Thistle on March 31, 2008, 02:52:59 PM
my so and i have to fly from indianapolis to chicago, so they put us on a commuter plane.  i mean, like a 20 passenger one that you cant even stand up in.  of course, its pretty much full.

so and i head straight to the back, because then we can at least get three seats.  we sit down, clutching our doggie-bag of chicken strips from lunch at red lobster.

we sit there.  they drag us off the plane.  fog in chicago.

we get back on the plane.  we sit there.  they drag us back off the plane, presumably because someone looked out the window at o'hare and said "yup, still foggy!"

we get back on the  plane.  the pilots come on, looking all of 18 and 19 years old.  there is no cockpit door, just a curtain.  the one lonely steward tells us to buckle up, etc etc etc.

the plane takes off.  ten feet after wheels-up it literally starts bucking like one of those rides in a honky-tonk bar.  i get into my flying position, which is to wedge myself as far as possible into my seat, white-knuckling the armrests.

my so grabs the headrest in front of her, unknowingly putting a grip of death on the hair of the poor woman who was unfortunate enough to choose that seat.

every time the plane bucks, the woman goes something like "urgh!" because of course, her hair is getting yanked right out of her head.

the plane takes a violent drop in altitude.  our chicken strips return to life, flying down the length of the plane to be batted out of the air by the steward, who promptly grabs an airsickness bag and retches loudly.

cockpit alarms go off.  my so yells in my ear "whats that?  whats that?"  trying to be calming, i look at her and say "its SUPPOSED to do that" all the while trying to wedge myself even further under the seat in front of me.

finally after what seems an eternity, we land.

my so releases the poor woman in front of her, whom i suspect everyone will think is a cancer patient on chemotherapy.  my so looks down and drops a huge hank of hair on the floor.

as we get off the plane, people are stumbling into the terminal, thankful to be alive. 

"thank you for flying with us," the steward says as we get off.  i looked at her incredulously, because she was still holding her bag of vomit.  "go @#!* yourself" mutters the guy behind us.

we never did find out what happened to our chicken strips.
 


Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on March 31, 2008, 04:39:37 PM
NO WAY IN HELL is jumbo there gonna fit through the tiny emergency wing door. They are gonna find his ass sticking into the cabin and 100 dead Asian tourists backed up behind him.  ::)

I'm sorry, PC people, but I couldn't help but :D :D at that one.

And I never let people raise the armrests.  If you can't fit in your space, you should have bought two.  Or three.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on March 31, 2008, 05:04:58 PM
my so and i have to fly from indianapolis to chicago, so they put us on a commuter plane.  i mean, like a 20 passenger one that you cant even stand up in.  of course, its pretty much full.

so and i head straight to the back, because then we can at least get three seats.  we sit down, clutching our doggie-bag of chicken strips from lunch at red lobster.

we sit there.  they drag us off the plane.  fog in chicago.

we get back on the plane.  we sit there.  they drag us back off the plane, presumably because someone looked out the window at o'hare and said "yup, still foggy!"

we get back on the  plane.  the pilots come on, looking all of 18 and 19 years old.  there is no cockpit door, just a curtain.  the one lonely steward tells us to buckle up, etc etc etc.

the plane takes off.  ten feet after wheels-up it literally starts bucking like one of those rides in a honky-tonk bar.  i get into my flying position, which is to wedge myself as far as possible into my seat, white-knuckling the armrests.

my so grabs the headrest in front of her, unknowingly putting a grip of death on the hair of the poor woman who was unfortunate enough to choose that seat.

every time the plane bucks, the woman goes something like "urgh!" because of course, her hair is getting yanked right out of her head.

the plane takes a violent drop in altitude.  our chicken strips return to life, flying down the length of the plane to be batted out of the air by the steward, who promptly grabs an airsickness bag and retches loudly.

cockpit alarms go off.  my so yells in my ear "whats that?  whats that?"  trying to be calming, i look at her and say "its SUPPOSED to do that" all the while trying to wedge myself even further under the seat in front of me.

finally after what seems an eternity, we land.

my so releases the poor woman in front of her, whom i suspect everyone will think is a cancer patient on chemotherapy.  my so looks down and drops a huge hank of hair on the floor.

as we get off the plane, people are stumbling into the terminal, thankful to be alive. 

"thank you for flying with us," the steward says as we get off.  i looked at her incredulously, because she was still holding her bag of vomit.  "go @#!* yourself" mutters the guy behind us.

we never did find out what happened to our chicken strips.
 





This is my other beef with flying.  Turbulence.  That and the fact that if the smallest thing goes wrong with the plane during one of these violent fits of turbulence, you will die.

I thing its the fear of death that never allows me to sleep on plane.  Ever.  Not even after staying up all night drinking Knobb Creek and taking sleeping pills.  I don't rest until we get back on the ground.

Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on March 31, 2008, 05:08:45 PM
I'm fine once we reach an altitude at which I can say, "Even if the engines stop working, we can just sail down.  Right?  Right?" (I actually googled this once, despite the risk to my potentially false sense of security, and it's actually true).

ETA: http://www.thetravelinsider.info/2003/0314.htm
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on March 31, 2008, 08:52:35 PM
my so and i have to fly from indianapolis to chicago, so they put us on a commuter plane.  i mean, like a 20 passenger one that you cant even stand up in.  of course, its pretty much full.

so and i head straight to the back, because then we can at least get three seats.  we sit down, clutching our doggie-bag of chicken strips from lunch at red lobster.

we sit there.  they drag us off the plane.  fog in chicago.

we get back on the plane.  we sit there.  they drag us back off the plane, presumably because someone looked out the window at o'hare and said "yup, still foggy!"

we get back on the  plane.  the pilots come on, looking all of 18 and 19 years old.  there is no cockpit door, just a curtain.  the one lonely steward tells us to buckle up, etc etc etc.

the plane takes off.  ten feet after wheels-up it literally starts bucking like one of those rides in a honky-tonk bar.  i get into my flying position, which is to wedge myself as far as possible into my seat, white-knuckling the armrests.

my so grabs the headrest in front of her, unknowingly putting a grip of death on the hair of the poor woman who was unfortunate enough to choose that seat.

every time the plane bucks, the woman goes something like "urgh!" because of course, her hair is getting yanked right out of her head.

the plane takes a violent drop in altitude.  our chicken strips return to life, flying down the length of the plane to be batted out of the air by the steward, who promptly grabs an airsickness bag and retches loudly.

cockpit alarms go off.  my so yells in my ear "whats that?  whats that?"  trying to be calming, i look at her and say "its SUPPOSED to do that" all the while trying to wedge myself even further under the seat in front of me.

finally after what seems an eternity, we land.

my so releases the poor woman in front of her, whom i suspect everyone will think is a cancer patient on chemotherapy.  my so looks down and drops a huge hank of hair on the floor.

as we get off the plane, people are stumbling into the terminal, thankful to be alive. 

"thank you for flying with us," the steward says as we get off.  i looked at her incredulously, because she was still holding her bag of vomit.  "go @#!* yourself" mutters the guy behind us.

we never did find out what happened to our chicken strips.
 





This is my other beef with flying.  Turbulence.  That and the fact that if the smallest thing goes wrong with the plane during one of these violent fits of turbulence, you will die.

I thing its the fear of death that never allows me to sleep on plane.  Ever.  Not even after staying up all night drinking Knobb Creek and taking sleeping pills.  I don't rest until we get back on the ground.



I remember flying home from disney when i was 16.  i was in the middle, my older cousin to the left, my best friend to the right--and my mom was around somewhere.  i was dead sleep.  then we hit major turbulence.  but iw as still sleeping.  so my cousing--28 at the time--wakes my ass up bc she's scared.  i was like, yo, why would you wake me?  if something is gonna happen (aka, we crash), i'd rather stay asleep!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on April 01, 2008, 05:53:48 AM
I'm fine once we reach an altitude at which I can say, "Even if the engines stop working, we can just sail down.  Right?  Right?" (I actually googled this once, despite the risk to my potentially false sense of security, and it's actually true).

ETA: http://www.thetravelinsider.info/2003/0314.htm

Okay you need to send this one in to Mythbusters..I am not seeing how a jumbo jet is just going to sail to the ground..not buying it.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 01, 2008, 05:58:46 AM
Lol why not?  It has to fly somehow...they don't keep the engines going at full strength during the entire flight.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on April 01, 2008, 06:20:07 AM
Lol why not?  It has to fly somehow...they don't keep the engines going at full strength during the entire flight.

I guess. I mean the space shuttle is a big plane and it does glide in to land once back in the earths atmosphere..granted it does have to enter the atmosphere at a weird angle or something.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 01, 2008, 06:26:18 AM
Exactly.  See, isn't that comforting? :)
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 01, 2008, 07:43:52 AM
Absolutely fascinating.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on April 01, 2008, 08:02:02 AM
Absolutely fascinating.

Okay A1 why did I just get a visual of you sitting there like Uncle Ruckus..going "Isnt the white man's technology wonderful."  :D :D :D :DOkay that's it I have to take a Boondocks fast or something.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 01, 2008, 09:27:38 AM
 :D LOL :D


I knew about the ability of "lift" over the wings from the Aerospace nerds back in engineering school, but I didn't know about the little 007 pop up power generator.  That's good to know.  :)
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on April 01, 2008, 09:53:48 AM
I actually went on a gliding tour of Plymouth, MA and the surrounding communities in a miniature ww2 type glider.  My dad asked if there were ever accidents and the guy was like... NOPE (aside from the crashes during normandy I guess).  The next week the guy crashed into a local golf course.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Freak on April 01, 2008, 10:23:04 AM
I remember a pan-handler getting on the wrong door of a CTA bus and asking for money. Actually, he gave a very eloquent speech - especially considering the rude bus driver telling me to leave. Several people gave him money and he left.

As we drove off, I saw him pull his missing arm out of his shirt to count his money. :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 01, 2008, 11:13:48 AM
Absolutely fascinating.

Okay A1 why did I just get a visual of you sitting there like Uncle Ruckus..going "Isnt the white man's technology wonderful."  :D :D :D :DOkay that's it I have to take a Boondocks fast or something.

LMAO
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Freak on April 01, 2008, 11:16:17 AM
Matthies,

The airways are so much safer than roads it's totally illogical to fear flying.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 01, 2008, 12:46:53 PM
Matthies,

The airways are so much safer than roads it's totally illogical to fear flying.

yea but if I get into an acident in my car I got air bags, I get into an accident in an airplane I get body bags

TITCR
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Freak on April 01, 2008, 03:27:03 PM
Matthies,

The airways are so much safer than roads it's totally illogical to fear flying.

yea but if I get into an acident in my car I got air bags, I get into an accident in an airplane I get body bags

You get into an accident in your car, at 120 mph closing speed, and you also will wear a body bag. The odds of that happening (high-speed head on collision) are much greater per mile than a plane crash.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on April 01, 2008, 07:23:54 PM
Okay all this talk of subways and with the high price of gas I decided to take the train into work today. While I dont have any "wonderful nasty stories" like NYC..I will say the ATL has some interesting looking people on the trains..I am not sure who said it was ok to show your belly fat when you have dunlap..(belly done lapped over your pants) but apparently it is a new trend for some full figured ladies. One woman had on black fuzzy house shoes(that made that swishing sound on the concrete you know how slippers sound) a tight green pair of capri pants and a black shirt that was two sizes tooo small. I am convinced her poor stomach was fighting for air. Behind her was a woman at least -I think it was a woman- with short blond hair, aviator shades and a brown leisure suit. I decided whatever friends these ladies had they must not love them,sending them out looking like that.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 02, 2008, 11:03:34 AM
Okay all this talk of subways and with the high price of gas I decided to take the train into work today. While I dont have any "wonderful nasty stories" like NYC..I will say the ATL has some interesting looking people on the trains..I am not sure who said it was ok to show your belly fat when you have dunlap..(belly done lapped over your pants) but apparently it is a new trend for some full figured ladies. One woman had on black fuzzy house shoes(that made that swishing sound on the concrete you know how slippers sound) a tight green pair of capri pants and a black shirt that was two sizes tooo small. I am convinced her poor stomach was fighting for air. Behind her was a woman at least -I think it was a woman- with short blond hair, aviator shades and a brown leisure suit. I decided whatever friends these ladies had they must not love them,sending them out looking like that.


 :D

Classic.  People watching is one of my favorite pastimes in the city.

Again, this morning I had a lady who attempte to spoon me just like the last lady did. (is there something in the water?)  But before she could get too close I punched her in the back with my left hand.   :D  LOL  OK that sounds worse than what it really was.  It wasn't a "Punch" punch per se. Not like a Rocky Balboa, Mike Tyson punch, more like a "Hey-watchout-there-now!" punch.  A love tap if you will.  Just wanted to let homegirl know there wasn't going to be any spooning today on my train ride in.  After I punched her, she quickly appologized to me, and then moved over to her right and started spooning this OTHER GUY who was standing to my right.  WTF?   I guess somebody had to get spooned eh?
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 02, 2008, 11:19:16 AM
Okay all this talk of subways and with the high price of gas I decided to take the train into work today. While I dont have any "wonderful nasty stories" like NYC..I will say the ATL has some interesting looking people on the trains..I am not sure who said it was ok to show your belly fat when you have dunlap..(belly done lapped over your pants) but apparently it is a new trend for some full figured ladies. One woman had on black fuzzy house shoes(that made that swishing sound on the concrete you know how slippers sound) a tight green pair of capri pants and a black shirt that was two sizes tooo small. I am convinced her poor stomach was fighting for air. Behind her was a woman at least -I think it was a woman- with short blond hair, aviator shades and a brown leisure suit. I decided whatever friends these ladies had they must not love them,sending them out looking like that.


 :D

Classic.  People watching is one of my favorite pastimes in the city.

Again, this morning I had a lady who attempte to spoon me just like the last lady did. (is there something in the water?)  But before she could get too close I punched her in the back with my left hand.   :D  LOL  OK that sounds worse than what it really was.  It wasn't a "Punch" punch per se. Not like a Rocky Balboa, Mike Tyson punch, more like a "Hey-watchout-there-now!" punch.  A love tap if you will.  Just wanted to let homegirl know there wasn't going to be any spooning today on my train ride in.  After I punched her, she quickly appologized to me, and then moved over to her right and started spooning this OTHER GUY who was standing to my right.  WTF?   I guess somebody had to get spooned eh?

I can't even get spooned when I WANT to get spooned! >:( Maybe I should start riding the bus so I can get some cheap thrills.

5 minutes on the 2 train in the morning will clear that problem right up!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on April 02, 2008, 01:32:56 PM
Or the E at 730 am


Okay all this talk of subways and with the high price of gas I decided to take the train into work today. While I dont have any "wonderful nasty stories" like NYC..I will say the ATL has some interesting looking people on the trains..I am not sure who said it was ok to show your belly fat when you have dunlap..(belly done lapped over your pants) but apparently it is a new trend for some full figured ladies. One woman had on black fuzzy house shoes(that made that swishing sound on the concrete you know how slippers sound) a tight green pair of capri pants and a black shirt that was two sizes tooo small. I am convinced her poor stomach was fighting for air. Behind her was a woman at least -I think it was a woman- with short blond hair, aviator shades and a brown leisure suit. I decided whatever friends these ladies had they must not love them,sending them out looking like that.


 :D

Classic.  People watching is one of my favorite pastimes in the city.

Again, this morning I had a lady who attempte to spoon me just like the last lady did. (is there something in the water?)  But before she could get too close I punched her in the back with my left hand.   :D  LOL  OK that sounds worse than what it really was.  It wasn't a "Punch" punch per se. Not like a Rocky Balboa, Mike Tyson punch, more like a "Hey-watchout-there-now!" punch.  A love tap if you will.  Just wanted to let homegirl know there wasn't going to be any spooning today on my train ride in.  After I punched her, she quickly appologized to me, and then moved over to her right and started spooning this OTHER GUY who was standing to my right.  WTF?   I guess somebody had to get spooned eh?

I can't even get spooned when I WANT to get spooned! >:( Maybe I should start riding the bus so I can get some cheap thrills.

5 minutes on the 2 train in the morning will clear that problem right up!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 02, 2008, 01:38:25 PM
The E....


ah the memories.


Some subways have more character than others.  Like, I don't think there's ever been a time when I was on the N,Q,R,W line when somebody or somebodies did not bust out in full song or dance.  Every single time.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on April 02, 2008, 01:45:55 PM
I find of all the trains the 7 at 525 will have the most anger, conflict, and disgustingness.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 02, 2008, 01:49:16 PM
I always see a lot of stuff on the 3,4,& 6 for some reason.

Also....one time, my mom and I were going home on the C train right.  So in front of us was this couple--straight up hoodrats.  Homegirl was prego.  She and homeboy were arguing.  Tell me why this chic was basically trying to egg him on into hitting her.  I was like wtf yo.  She was like, how come you aren't hitting me right now?  How come you aren't spitting on me?  How come you ain't peeing on me? 

Now, I'm like...yo, am I watching the RKelly tape?  Piss?  And you're pregnant?  Horrible.

Then when it was there stop, she wouldn't let him get off the train and they somehow he gets out and they both tumble onto the ground. I was just SMH as the train pulled away.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on April 02, 2008, 01:52:34 PM
I always see a lot of stuff on the 3,4,& 6 for some reason.

Also....one time, my mom and I were going home on the C train right.  So in front of us was this couple--straight up hoodrats.  Homegirl was prego.  She and homeboy were arguing.  Tell me why this chic was basically trying to egg him on into hitting her.  I was like wtf yo.  She was like, how come you aren't hitting me right now?  How come you aren't spitting on me?  How come you ain't peeing on me? 

Now, I'm like...yo, am I watching the RKelly tape?  Piss?  And you're pregnant?  Horrible.

Then when it was there stop, she wouldn't let him get off the train and they somehow he gets out and they both tumble onto the ground. I was just SMH as the train pulled away.

I dont get it
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 02, 2008, 01:53:57 PM
She was like, how come you aren't hitting me right now?  How come you aren't spitting on me?  How come you ain't peeing on me?

SMDH.  Spitting and peeing?  That's what she's come to expect?  So they get into an argument, and he whips it out and pisses on her?  Again, SMDH.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 02, 2008, 02:04:22 PM
She was like, how come you aren't hitting me right now?  How come you aren't spitting on me?  How come you ain't peeing on me?

SMDH.  Spitting and peeing?  That's what she's come to expect?  So they get into an argument, and he whips it out and pisses on her?  Again, SMDH.

Umm .... you did not happen to get her phone number did ya? I mean, I just want to call and make sure she's ok and all you know  :P

hell no.  i was really just looking at them and so surprised at what i was witnessing.  everyone in the vicinity was either laughing or STH.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 02, 2008, 02:46:21 PM
Oh Oh Oh!!!  That reminds me...How could I forget my best experience of late - the M60 bus to LaGuardia!!!!

Have you ridden this bus?  Full of characters like MCB just described, packed 10 times more than the subway.

So for those not from NY, the M60 bus runs from Manhattan to LaGuardia airport in Queens.  Its a very inexpensive (only $2) way to get to the airport and from my stop in Harlem at 125th and Lenox, it only took 30 minutes to get there.

Now, the PROBLEM (and I do mean this is a problem that the city should look into) is that the bus still picks up everybody else and their kid brother along the way, regardless if they are going to the airport or not. So you got mad folks trying to get to the airport with luggage and big bags, etc. trying to cram in next to everybody else who is too lazy to wait for the next bus behind the M60.   

No Bullsh!t, from 125th & Lenox, this damn bus must have stopped about 20 times!!!  Half of those stops were on 125th street alone!!!   I mean WTF?!?!   I literally saw a dozen people get on the bus at 3rd ave, ride for a minute, and then got off at 2nd ave.  WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Are you serious?  And its not like they didn't see the 100 people with luggage already packed onto this thing when the damn bus pulled up.  But I guess your ride for only one block and the 5 minutes we wasted to let you and everybody else with you on the bus as the bus driver attemped to pack it like some kinda gotdamn clown car was more important than everybody else who had flights to catch huh? 

This one older lady with a walker got on and I felt sorry for the lady at first because she seemed kinda helpless at first, but then her cell phone rang and she picks it up and says in the most ghetto accent I've ever heard "Ni@@a What?  Will you stay the hell out my damn bid-ness.  I SAAAAAIIIIIIID get out my bid-ness!!!  I SAAAAAAAIIIIIID...hol' up...somebody ring the bell for me please, ok thank you....I SAAAAAAAIIIIID stay out my damn bid-ness fool!"



My people.   :'(
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 02, 2008, 02:48:29 PM

 :D

Classic.  People watching is one of my favorite pastimes in the city.

Again, this morning I had a lady who attempte to spoon me just like the last lady did. (is there something in the water?)  But before she could get too close I punched her in the back with my left hand.   :D  LOL  OK that sounds worse than what it really was.  It wasn't a "Punch" punch per se. Not like a Rocky Balboa, Mike Tyson punch, more like a "Hey-watchout-there-now!" punch.  A love tap if you will.  Just wanted to let homegirl know there wasn't going to be any spooning today on my train ride in.  After I punched her, she quickly appologized to me, and then moved over to her right and started spooning this OTHER GUY who was standing to my right.  WTF?   I guess somebody had to get spooned eh?

Ok.  Never in my 20 some-odd years of  living and riding the NYC trains and subways have I EVER spooned a dude.  I stay far away from ppl because I learned very early on that people can have B.O. (body odor) even early in the morning. BO-  the great equalizer! BO knows no bounds!  BO can creep from every orifice of someone up to your tired and weary nose any time of day!  BO crosses racial and ethnic and socioeconomic lines! From the business types with bad coffee/morning breath to the sweaty construction worker.  Maybe these chicks were trying to drop a hint.    ;) :D  

Okay all this talk of subways and with the high price of gas I decided to take the train into work today. While I dont have any "wonderful nasty stories" like NYC..I will say the ATL has some interesting looking people on the trains..I am not sure who said it was ok to show your belly fat when you have dunlap..(belly done lapped over your pants) but apparently it is a new trend for some full figured ladies. One woman had on black fuzzy house shoes(that made that swishing sound on the concrete you know how slippers sound) a tight green pair of capri pants and a black shirt that was two sizes tooo small. I am convinced her poor stomach was fighting for air. Behind her was a woman at least -I think it was a woman- with short blond hair, aviator shades and a brown leisure suit. I decided whatever friends these ladies had they must not love them,sending them out looking like that.

I am sooo mad that there's even a term for it.  "Dunlap"  LOL.  I've heard of bootiedo (yo' stomach pokes out further than your bootie do); muffintop, kangaroo pouch, but lol.    


Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 02, 2008, 02:54:16 PM
Oh Oh Oh!!!  That reminds me...How could I forget my best experience of late - the M60 bus to LaGuardia!!!!

Have you ridden this bus?  Full of characters like MCB just described, packed 10 times more than the subway.

So for those not from NY, the M60 bus runs from Manhattan to LaGuardia airport in Queens.  Its a very inexpensive (only $2) way to get to the airport and from my stop in Harlem at 125th and Lenox, it only took 30 minutes to get there.

Now, the PROBLEM (and I do mean this is a problem that the city should look into) is that the bus still picks up everybody else and their kid brother along the way, regardless if they are going to the airport or not. So you got mad folks trying to get to the airport with luggage and big bags, etc. trying to cram in next to everybody else who is too lazy to wait for the next bus behind the M60.   

No Bullsh!t, from 125th & Lenox, this damn bus must have stopped about 20 times!!!  Half of those stops were on 125th street alone!!!   I mean WTF?!?!   I literally saw a dozen people get on the bus at 3rd ave, ride for a minute, and then got off at 2nd ave.  WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Are you serious?  And its not like they didn't see the 100 people with luggage already packed onto this thing when the damn bus pulled up.  But I guess your ride for only one block and the 5 minutes we wasted to let you and everybody else with you on the bus as the bus driver attemped to pack it like some kinda gotdamn clown car was more important than everybody else who had flights to catch huh? 

This one older lady with a walker got on and I felt sorry for the lady at first because she seemed kinda helpless at first, but then her cell phone rang and she picks it up and says in the most ghetto accent in ever heard "Ni@@a What?  Will you stay the hell out my damn bid-ness.  I SAAAAAIIIIIIID get out my bid-ness!!!  I SAAAAAAAIIIIIID...hol' up...somebody ring the bell for me please, ok thank you....I SAAAAAAAIIIIID stay out my damn bid-ness fool!"



My people.   :'(

DEAD. I've taken that bus a couple of times--plus it runs right by Columbia anyway.  And you are right, the driver will stop at EVERY f-ing STOP despite the fact that there's no more space bc of the tons of luggage ppl bring.  Horrible.

Train stories are generally funnier than bus stories though.

Here's one bus story though:

So last year, after work, I used to take the bus to the train instead of walking bc city blocks are hella long.  So I get on the bus and the driver and giving me the ill stink face.  He's like, you don't remember me?  Here I am all confused, I'm like no.  He's like how you gonna act like you don't know me? Huh?  I met you the other day, we were talking for a bit and you wouldn't give me your number.  I'm like, you must have me mistaken for someone else.  He said no, I know your name and everything.  Mind you, I wear a nameplate, so that's not odd, but it wasn't showing that day, so I asked him what it was.  He was immature and said I'm not going to tell you.  Anyway, I told him it wasn't me and I don't talk to strange men on the street (which is pretty much true).  And he's like whatever.

Do you know for the next few months everytime I caught the bus and he was the driver he would give me a screw face?  Homeboy would look at me through the rearview and just grill me.  That was some scary fatal attraction *&^%--I"d always go to the back of the bus and hide behind someone.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 02, 2008, 03:03:34 PM
I guess you were supposed to holler at the bus driver?  Brothers be killin me.  C'mon, son, you drive the bus so drive it already and stop trying to spit at every dip who gets on!  Sheeesh

Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 02, 2008, 03:06:58 PM
I am sooo mad that there's even a term for it.  "Dunlap"  LOL.  I've heard of bootiedo (yo' stomach pokes out further than your bootie do); muffintop, kangaroo pouch, but lol.   

Lol I think that's a southern term...we definitely wore that one out in elementary/middle school.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 02, 2008, 03:07:36 PM
I guess you were supposed to holler at the bus driver?  Brothers be killin me.  C'mon, son, you drive the bus so drive it already and stop trying to spit at every dip who gets on!  Sheeesh



exactly.  he needed to look where he was going instead of giving me the screw face.  fucker.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 02, 2008, 03:08:28 PM
I am sooo mad that there's even a term for it.  "Dunlap"  LOL.  I've heard of bootiedo (yo' stomach pokes out further than your bootie do); muffintop, kangaroo pouch, but lol.   

Lol I think that's a southern term...we definitely wore that one out in elementary/middle school.

LOL Really?  Never heard of it


This one older lady with a walker got on and I felt sorry for the lady at first because she seemed kinda helpless at first, but then her cell phone rang and she picks it up and says in the most ghetto accent in ever heard "Ni@@a What?  Will you stay the hell out my damn bid-ness.  I SAAAAAIIIIIIID get out my bid-ness!!!  I SAAAAAAAIIIIIID...hol' up...somebody ring the bell for me please, ok thank you....I SAAAAAAAIIIIID stay out my damn bid-ness fool!"



My people.   :'(

LOL that reminds me of this one LIRR trip that yielded two hopeless cases.

So I’m on the LIRR going toward Penn Station early in the morning to get to work.  So this guy gets on and he’s on his cell phone talking about some guy he didn’t like.  So how do I know he didn’t like the guy you may be wondering?  Because he says “yo n-word, you should have been there.  We smashed that mf’s   face into the sidewalk.  That n-word was bleeding and s**t.  Yeah…Yeah…that n-word got blood on my brand new Tims so I had to whoop his a** some more for that s**t.”[I guess the person on the other end asked which pair of shoes because then he felt he had to clarify]  no, not those, n-word, the ones that I just bought, the new ones to go with those jeans.  Yeahh..  [then I guess the person on the other end didn’t know which guy had gotten beaten up]  Nah, n-word, not that Chris.  That other n-word Chris [last name], yeah the one that was messin’ with shortie up on [some street].  Yeah that shorty is bangin.  But her man got stomped on, yo, yu shoulda seen that.  But I’m still pissed that n-word got blood on my Tims, man.

Same train ride-

Girl talking to her friend but also talking on the phone.  “Yeah we F’d, girl.  Nah that n-word couldn’t hold it together.  Wait old up girl I gotta scratch -my p***y be itching sometimes.  [proceeds to take her hand and reach down in her pants and scratches for what seems like a whole minute]Yeah so as I was saying, she can have that n-word we already done f’d.…”

At that point I put on my headphones.


Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 02, 2008, 03:14:11 PM
Girl talking to her friend but also talking on the phone.  “Yeah we F’d, girl.  Nah that n-word couldn’t hold it together.  Wait old up girl I gotta scratch -my p***y be itching sometimes.  [proceeds to take her hand and reach down in her pants and scratches for what seems like a whole minute]Yeah so as I was saying, she can have that n-word we already done f’d.…”

At that point I put on my headphones.

Oh hell f-ing no.  Horrible.  Nasty ass female dog.  She really said that ish?  What the hell???
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 02, 2008, 03:27:25 PM
And we wonder why the guy had out his gloves and spray...
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 02, 2008, 03:28:59 PM
And we wonder why the guy had out his gloves and spray...

good point
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: naturallybeyoutiful on April 03, 2008, 01:19:42 PM
I am sooo mad that there's even a term for it.  "Dunlap"  LOL.  I've heard of bootiedo (yo' stomach pokes out further than your bootie do); muffintop, kangaroo pouch, but lol.   

Lol I think that's a southern term...we definitely wore that one out in elementary/middle school.

LOL Really?  Never heard of it


This one older lady with a walker got on and I felt sorry for the lady at first because she seemed kinda helpless at first, but then her cell phone rang and she picks it up and says in the most ghetto accent in ever heard "Ni@@a What?  Will you stay the hell out my damn bid-ness.  I SAAAAAIIIIIIID get out my bid-ness!!!  I SAAAAAAAIIIIIID...hol' up...somebody ring the bell for me please, ok thank you....I SAAAAAAAIIIIID stay out my damn bid-ness fool!"



My people.   :'(

LOL that reminds me of this one LIRR trip that yielded two hopeless cases.

So I’m on the LIRR going toward Penn Station early in the morning to get to work.  So this guy gets on and he’s on his cell phone talking about some guy he didn’t like.  So how do I know he didn’t like the guy you may be wondering?  Because he says “yo n-word, you should have been there.  We smashed that mf’s   face into the sidewalk.  That n-word was bleeding and s**t.  Yeah…Yeah…that n-word got blood on my brand new Tims so I had to whoop his a** some more for that s**t.”[I guess the person on the other end asked which pair of shoes because then he felt he had to clarify]  no, not those, n-word, the ones that I just bought, the new ones to go with those jeans.  Yeahh..  [then I guess the person on the other end didn’t know which guy had gotten beaten up]  Nah, n-word, not that Chris.  That other n-word Chris [last name], yeah the one that was messin’ with shortie up on [some street].  Yeah that shorty is bangin.  But her man got stomped on, yo, yu shoulda seen that.  But I’m still pissed that n-word got blood on my Tims, man.

Same train ride-

Girl talking to her friend but also talking on the phone.  “Yeah we F’d, girl.  Nah that n-word couldn’t hold it together.  Wait old up girl I gotta scratch -my p***y be itching sometimes.  [proceeds to take her hand and reach down in her pants and scratches for what seems like a whole minute]Yeah so as I was saying, she can have that n-word we already done f’d.…”

At that point I put on my headphones.




Both of these stories are heartbreaking!  We have GOT to do better!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Freak on April 03, 2008, 01:56:16 PM
I've never even heard stories like those. I didn't know such people existed.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: AmericanGunner on April 03, 2008, 02:09:08 PM
Those kids who sell candy slay me.  At least they are honest--they aren't selling candy "for no basketball team.  I'm selling candy to keep some money in my pockets, so I can stay out of trouble."  Maybe you should go get a paper route or something.

I generally don't see anything gross on the train...but all last year while I was working (and taking the lexington ave trains) I'd see a fight/almost fight about once a week.  I'd always lower the volume on my ipod so I could a) be nosy and catch the jokes/laughs and b) figure out if I'd need to try and make a quick get away.  I remember this one WI lady pushing some other chick bc she claimed the other chic pushed her first.  Homegirl was scared out of her mind...no lie, big WI women are scary.

Then one time, my train went out of service because one of the smaller windows fell out and hit some woman upside her head.

That could work, but no one buys newspapers anymore. In he big cities, the delivery drivers are union, so you have to be someone's son to even get a delivery job.

I've got NYC subway stories myself:

I was once riding the L from 14th and 8th avenue, and I saw three guys pointing and laughing. I looked out the window and saw they were pointing at a homeless man who had pulled his pants down and was flashing his member to the world. It got even weirder when one of the laughing men whipped out his camera and took a picture...

And just in general, I love how New Yorkers try to pretend they don't notice the famous people and models when they're on the train...
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 03, 2008, 05:26:56 PM
Girl talking to her friend but also talking on the phone.  “Yeah we F’d, girl.  Nah that n-word couldn’t hold it together.  Wait old up girl I gotta scratch -my p***y be itching sometimes.  [proceeds to take her hand and reach down in her pants and scratches for what seems like a whole minute]Yeah so as I was saying, she can have that n-word we already done f’d.…”

At that point I put on my headphones.

Oh hell f-ing no.  Horrible.  Nasty ass female dog.  She really said that ish?  What the hell???

Gyrl, yes my jaw hit the floor when she reached into her pants like it was nothing & kept it moving! 


Both of these stories are heartbreaking!  We have GOT to do better!

Exactly.  But I just thought of another story  :D

So I'm on the subway and this particular line I wasn't really used to taking but I digress. There's a young lady   woman female....no older than 21 with three children.  The assumption can be made that these are her kids not siblings.  She's wearing knock off prada and gucci with a bag that she probably bought from Canal Street (FYI I'm not knocking it- I also frequent Canal but I'm just giving you the overall picture).  This chick has some fake SWV nails that are multicolored and curve at the ends.  Gold earrings, gold bracelets up her arm, about 7 gold rings on both hands.  So she's pushing a stoller and waiting for the train to come as am I.  She's yelling at her kids to behave.  She's like a centimeter away from the track.  Finally the train comes and some professional looking black woman just kinda ran into the train right ahead of ghetto chick and sits down.  Mind you, there are PLENTY of seats on the train.  Ghetto chick is yelling at the top of her lungs that the other lady "cut her" and took the seat she wanted.  Now, she is not yelling directly at the woman but yelling at the whole train.  For about 4 stops this goes on until the professional lady got up and apologized (totally something that I would not do!).  This stops the ghetto chick for all of 3 seconds.  She goes on "I dont give a f**k.  You wait your turn.  She got right in front of me.  She see me with this damn stroller that I got my damn kids in [so I was right to assume that these were her kids].  She need to slow her role.  I don't give a s**t if all ya'll looking at me I'm gonna say WTF I wanna say.  F**k."        :o ::)
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 03, 2008, 05:47:29 PM
"I don't give a s**t if all ya'll looking at me I'm gonna say WTF I wanna say.  F**k."

lmao, although I'm SMHing, I think we all have at least one friend who has adopted this as her life outlook.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on April 03, 2008, 08:06:42 PM
"I don't give a s**t if all ya'll looking at me I'm gonna say WTF I wanna say.  F**k."

lmao, although I'm SMHing, I think we all have at least one friend who has adopted this as her life outlook.

Friends and relatives. SMH.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 03, 2008, 09:10:06 PM
"I don't give a s**t if all ya'll looking at me I'm gonna say WTF I wanna say.  F**k."

lmao, although I'm SMHing, I think we all have at least one friend who has adopted this as her life outlook.

so true
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 04, 2008, 07:49:11 AM
"I don't give a s**t if all ya'll looking at me I'm gonna say WTF I wanna say.  F**k."

lmao, although I'm SMHing, I think we all have at least one friend who has adopted this as her life outlook.

so true

yeah unfortunately

 
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Freak on April 04, 2008, 08:05:42 AM
I guess I've just never had personal contact with these types. I've seen milder versions...
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 04, 2008, 08:18:50 AM
Man, being from NY I got plenty of these.  I gave you guys the mild tales.   The work route  (early morning & 3-6pm) provides mild humor daily.  But the hanging out crew (Friday/Saturdays 9 pm-until) is a bit over the top.  Never a dull moment.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on April 04, 2008, 08:51:34 AM
Outside my window yesterday, some guy left his Gyro stand's grill on, and was waiting in traffic on northern over by queens plaza north under the elevated train.  It was basically a trailer of flame when he noticed it.  Hilarity and traffic ensued.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 04, 2008, 09:58:03 AM
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Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 04, 2008, 10:51:25 AM
What does SMH stand for?

IIRC, SMH = shaking my head

ahh gotcha I need an LSD abbrivation dictonary

ha ha, it's not an LSD wide thing tho...it's only blsd since i was the one who started saying it first.  :D

Man, being from NY I got plenty of these.  I gave you guys the mild tales.   The work route  (early morning & 3-6pm) provides mild humor daily.  But the hanging out crew (Friday/Saturdays 9 pm-until) is a bit over the top.  Never a dull moment.

pretty much, these stories are a function of us being in NYC.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Thistle on April 06, 2008, 04:13:25 PM
i had to fly back from brooklyn to little rock today.  on the ny to chicago leg, after i boarded i found an old man sitting in my seat.  an extremely SMELLY old man.  as well as having merely a passing acquaintance with soap and water; i swear to god he smelled like PEE. 

i was already extremely hung over and very queasy so i just tried to avoid him as it was a full flight and there was really no place to go.

halfway through the flight he starts rummaging through a mangy looking travel bag, and pulls out a paper sack.  he reaches in the sack and removes a sandwich.  an ONION sandwich.  which he proceeds to eat.  at 945 in the morning.

on a flight that lasted 1:10 me made me let him out at least 5 times to go wherever smelly old men who smell like pee and eat onion sandwiches go when they're not trying to make hungover law students hurl.

Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Freak on April 07, 2008, 12:56:52 PM
i had to fly back from brooklyn to little rock today.  on the ny to chicago leg, after i boarded i found an old man sitting in my seat.  an extremely SMELLY old man.  as well as having merely a passing acquaintance with soap and water; i swear to god he smelled like PEE. 

i was already extremely hung over and very queasy so i just tried to avoid him as it was a full flight and there was really no place to go.

halfway through the flight he starts rummaging through a mangy looking travel bag, and pulls out a paper sack.  he reaches in the sack and removes a sandwich.  an ONION sandwich.  which he proceeds to eat.  at 945 in the morning.

on a flight that lasted 1:10 me made me let him out at least 5 times to go wherever smelly old men who smell like pee and eat onion sandwiches go when they're not trying to make hungover law students hurl.



Teach you to drink and fly!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 07, 2008, 04:21:56 PM
i had to fly back from brooklyn to little rock today.  on the ny to chicago leg, after i boarded i found an old man sitting in my seat.  an extremely SMELLY old man.  as well as having merely a passing acquaintance with soap and water; i swear to god he smelled like PEE. 

i was already extremely hung over and very queasy so i just tried to avoid him as it was a full flight and there was really no place to go.

halfway through the flight he starts rummaging through a mangy looking travel bag, and pulls out a paper sack.  he reaches in the sack and removes a sandwich.  an ONION sandwich.  which he proceeds to eat.  at 945 in the morning.

on a flight that lasted 1:10 me made me let him out at least 5 times to go wherever smelly old men who smell like pee and eat onion sandwiches go when they're not trying to make hungover law students hurl.




LOL!!! :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 07, 2008, 09:43:22 PM
So this is one of the worst in my arsenal of NYC transportation stories.  You've been warned  :D:
 
Background info:  I'm on a date.  And he takes me to this club that I have never heard of before. We both kept on getting our second (and third) winds at different times, dragging the other along for just "15 more minutes". 15 more minutes turns into another hour.     An hour turns into two.  We basically close out this club.  Then it dawns on us that we both have to work in the morning.  LOL.  So we hop on the train exhausted.  The train is crowded for that time but we noticed one guy because he had these weird sideburns and was checking either me or my date or both of us out-  just stared at us. My date assumed he was checking me out and did  the guy thing and puts his arm around me gives me a smooch- as if to say "this is my woman" to ol boy.  Whatev.  After a while, I'm knocked out asleep after nagging my date to stay awake so we don't miss our stop.  And of course he falls asleep. 
 
So I'm sleeping and we're in for a very long ride, gotta hop a few trains and then it's 40 mins on the LIRR.  Suddenly I'm awakened by the overwhelming feeling that I'm being watched.  I assumed it was my date so I held his hand and then went back to sleep.  But then I was awakened by this sort of sloshing noise and again this feeling of being watched.  So I'm up now.  We have slept through our stop and the only folks on the train are me, my date (who is still asleep rather soundly), and this plumber/construction worker looking dude- the same one with the weird sideburns.  In my sleepy haze it takes me a minute to realize that dude is watching me and my date sleep.  The mystery of the sloshing-like noise became all too clear as I realize that his jeans are unzipped & he's pleasuring himself.  Dude does not stop even though I caught him.  He's still looking our way and going like there was no tomorrow. Bruh was looking at me...then my date...and then me again in a sorta trance-like thing.  I nudge my date and we go into the next car.  Now I dunno if dude was checking me out, my date, the 2 of us, or he just wanted to get caught & found the possibility thrilling.   

So my question is,A, does this go in the book?!  LOL
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 07, 2008, 09:51:49 PM
You know it!  But I've heard of this happening so many times on the NYC subway,* that we might have to embellish a little.  Like he started chasing you through the train or something.

*I mean really, I wouldn't want to take a black light into those subway cars...
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 07, 2008, 11:44:59 PM
that's part of the reason why i can't @#!* with the train at night.

a few months ago a woman got raped--but she was somewhat dumb.  she does on the train late at night and falls asleep.  she's awakened by a man in front of her asking how much?  she says she's not a prostitute and her dumb ass goes back to sleep.  (my ass would have gotten up and went into the car with the conductor...matter of fact, i would have been there from jump).  next thing you know, she wakes up and dude has a knife to her throat...and she gets raped.  i feel bad for her, but you can't be foolish on the train.

i'm the first person to go to sleep on the train--but that's when it's crowded as hell and i'm a light train sleeper.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 08, 2008, 08:21:44 AM
Yeah you can't be caught slippin on the train, or anywhere for that matter.  Like I tell my friends when they come visit, look this is a major city like any other.  Use common sense and don't put yourself into any situations where it would be easy to take advantage of you, pick your pocket, whatever.  Keep your eyes open and don't walk around this piece like you're in la-la land and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on April 08, 2008, 08:41:40 AM
When I imagine pickpockets I see Victorian orphans.  I cant imagine getting pickpocketed in the modern age, despite that droning message they play on all the busses
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 08, 2008, 10:06:33 AM
When I imagine pickpockets I see Victorian orphans.  I cant imagine getting pickpocketed in the modern age, despite that droning message they play on all the busses

Oh they're good, let me tell you.  I haven't got got by one yet [knocking on wood] but I've seen them in action.  Folks don't even know what happened till they get home.  Its wierd but I always expect somebody to try to pick my pocket so I do all these things whenever I'm out to make sure that doesn't happen.  City life.  :P
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 08, 2008, 10:49:40 AM
My father used to keep a set mouse trap in his back suit pocket when he lived in Brazil. SNAP when it cap out of the pocket.

lmao that's great.  I'm going to do that one day.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 08, 2008, 10:53:35 AM
You know it!  But I've heard of this happening so many times on the NYC subway,* that we might have to embellish a little.  Like he started chasing you through the train or something.

*I mean really, I wouldn't want to take a black light into those subway cars...

LOL. People are so nasty!

Yeah you can't be caught slippin on the train, or anywhere for that matter.  Like I tell my friends when they come visit, look this is a major city like any other.  Use common sense and don't put yourself into any situations where it would be easy to take advantage of you, pick your pocket, whatever.  Keep your eyes open and don't walk around this piece like you're in la-la land and you'll be fine.
that's part of the reason why i can't @#!* with the train at night.

a few months ago a woman got raped--but she was somewhat dumb.  she does on the train late at night and falls asleep.  she's awakened by a man in front of her asking how much?  she says she's not a prostitute and her dumb ass goes back to sleep.  (my ass would have gotten up and went into the car with the conductor...matter of fact, i would have been there from jump).  next thing you know, she wakes up and dude has a knife to her throat...and she gets raped.  i feel bad for her, but you can't be foolish on the train.

i'm the first person to go to sleep on the train--but that's when it's crowded as hell and i'm a light train sleeper.

man, ya'll are getting serious I meant it as a funny but freakishly nasty story.  

But that reminds me of another one:

On my way from one club spot to another spot (come to think of it, that's how these probs start...my butt needs to just stay in one place). So I'm walking alone on a very busy well lit street on my way to get up with some of my other friends.  I decided to walk since it was only a few blocks away to get on the subway.  Wasn't that late-  around 11pm or so.   I'm wearing some high heels, capri pants, tight slightly low cut shirt.  I pass several drivers & one offers me a ride.  At this point my feet are killing me and I had about 4 blocks to go.  I go to get into the back seat and the driver tells me that something's wrong with the back seat and that I couldn't sit there-  that the seat had handicap capabilities that allowed the chair to be removed for wheelchair and that it wouldn't stay down even if I sat in it.  So I get into the passenger seat and tell him where I'm going and that it was only a few blocks.  He tells me that he's going to have to take a different way because one of the roads is blocked.  Making conversation I asked him more about the backseat.  Then I detected his very heavy accent so heavy that I couldn't understand what he was saying so I asked him to just say it in Spanish (I'm not fluent but I can understand it but can't speak it).  So he tells me that actually someone threw up in the back seat.  OK, that's not what he told me before...hmmm.  Then the confession:  "actually I wanted to sit next to you.  You look so beautiful."  Then some Spanish gibberish that I couldn't quite make out.  He says it again.  And I say in English, "look I can't understand your accent just say it in Spanish".  He is still driving and asks me for a kiss. "Umm no, I don't know you and you need to let me out of the car.  You lied to me about the seat.  Your accent seems to be fading in & out..."  He's still driving.  

"Look you fake-ass Spanish mf, stop the car and let me out"  
"Just a kiss"
"You gotta be kidding me"
"let me see your breasts and give me a kiss.  In my country they have the butt but not de breasts"  He pulls at my shirt.
So I noticed that we were headed for a red light.  He wouldn't stop the car but he slows down so much that I figure that I can jump out the car.  So I opened the car door.  He pulls my arm but from the angle that he was in he couldn't get a good grasp.  I slipped out as the car proceeded into a rolling stop.  Slammed the door behind me hoping to slam his fingers in and straight sprinted into the subway station.  Heels be damned!    
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 08, 2008, 10:58:41 AM
Question 1: by "pass several drivers," do you mean taxis?
If not, Question 2: why on earth did you get into the car with a stranger?
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 08, 2008, 11:00:27 AM
Question 1: by "pass several drivers," do you mean taxis?
If not, Question 2: why on earth did you get into the car with a stranger?

my bad yeah I meant taxi drivers.  They were standing outside of their cars smoking and talking.   
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 08, 2008, 11:29:48 AM
Ahhh OK.  Then yeah, that's a HAM.  Definitely one for the book.  You should have reported him.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 08, 2008, 11:54:09 AM
HAM?

Reporting, eh, it's all about what you can prove.  Plus in all the excitement I had forgotten the cab #. 
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 08, 2008, 11:55:26 AM
hot ass mess
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on April 08, 2008, 02:31:47 PM
hot ass mess

ah ok. 
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 08, 2008, 07:25:16 PM
hot ass mess
;D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 08, 2008, 07:29:28 PM
lol you're like the queen of acronyms
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 10, 2008, 11:30:03 AM
Oh man.

So I get off the 3 this morning as usual, and I'm walking out of the station and I see a crowd of people literally standing still in place and staring intently at something.  My first guess was a be-bopper or some similar type of performer.   No sir!  Two grown azz women in full professional work attire were fighting.  And when I say fighting, I mean hand upside the head type fighting.  Nobody would move to do anything.  And I had just seen 2 police officers standing on the platform downstairs like 10 seconds before I saw this, but on this level there wasn't a cop in sight, which is odd because they are usually all over the place.

One lady was African, and the other lady was Latina.  The latina kept shouting something like "well how do you get around New York then?  This is New York!"  Then the African lady would hit her again and again.  Clean shots to the dome!  Smack Smack Smack!!!  The latina screamed at her to stop hitting here, and the African lady, at that point, picked up her purse from the floor and just started walking away.  There was a guy in the middle trying to separate the two but he was the only person doing anything, everybody else was just watching.

Wild.

Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LHL on April 10, 2008, 11:36:51 AM
Oh man.

So I get off the 3 this morning as usual, and I'm walking out of the station and I see a crowd of people literally standing still in place and staring intently at something.  My first guess was a be-bopper or some similar type of performer.   No sir!  Two grown azz women in full professional work attire were fighting.  And when I say fighting, I mean hand upside the head type fighting.  Nobody would move to do anything.  And I had just seen 2 police officers standing on the platform downstairs like 10 seconds before I saw this, but on this level there wasn't a cop in sight, which is odd because they are usually all over the place.

One lady was African, and the other lady was Latina.  The latina kept shouting something like "well how do you get around New York then?  This is New York!"  Then the African lady would hit her again and again.  Clean shots to the dome!  Smack Smack Smack!!!  The latina screamed at her to stop hitting here, and the African lady, at that point, picked up her purse from the floor and just started walking away.  There was a guy in the middle trying to separate the two but he was the only person doing anything, everybody else was just watching.

Wild.



LMAO!!!  I can see why no one stopped them.  Must've been hilarious.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on April 10, 2008, 12:40:36 PM
Lol and Sands was like, Sorry, I just got this suit pressed.  I'mma stand on the sidelines for this one.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 10, 2008, 01:46:59 PM
Lol and Sands was like, Sorry, I just got this suit pressed.  I'mma stand on the sidelines for this one.

 :D

Its funny, I saw all of this take place in a span of about 15 seconds as I was walking.  I never stopped to watch.  At most I just turned my head back so that I could see that nobody was killing anybody and I kept it moving.  If the officers had been at the turnstyle a few feet away from there like they usually were I would have told them cats they might wanna go handle that on my way out but they weren't there so hey... 
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 10, 2008, 01:49:56 PM
Oh man.

So I get off the 3 this morning as usual, and I'm walking out of the station and I see a crowd of people literally standing still in place and staring intently at something.  My first guess was a be-bopper or some similar type of performer.   No sir!  Two grown azz women in full professional work attire were fighting.  And when I say fighting, I mean hand upside the head type fighting.  Nobody would move to do anything.  And I had just seen 2 police officers standing on the platform downstairs like 10 seconds before I saw this, but on this level there wasn't a cop in sight, which is odd because they are usually all over the place.

One lady was African, and the other lady was Latina.  The latina kept shouting something like "well how do you get around New York then?  This is New York!"  Then the African lady would hit her again and again.  Clean shots to the dome!  Smack Smack Smack!!!  The latina screamed at her to stop hitting here, and the African lady, at that point, picked up her purse from the floor and just started walking away.  There was a guy in the middle trying to separate the two but he was the only person doing anything, everybody else was just watching.

Wild.



DEAD...omg, I know if I was there, I would have slowed down to see some more.  So wait, the other woman wasn't even defending herself?  Wow.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on April 10, 2008, 02:49:11 PM
yeah not that I saw, although the african lady's clothes looked a bit messed up as well so I suspect that she got some licks in somewhere along the way before I happened to walk by.  Crazy ya'll.  This was at the Times Square station too, so you KNOW how they have like mad cops walking that joint.

You could tell that the dispute arose becaus somebody bumped into somebody.

A few months ago, at the EXACT SAME STAIRCASE, this old man was getting into it with this young professional type cat in a suit for the same thing - bumping into him as he was getting off the subway.

I'm sorry but this is NEW YORK CITY fool.  There are 18 million people here.  You can not possibly get pissed when somebody happens to brush by you.  It happens all the time!  Say "Excuse me," shut the @#!* up and keep it moving.  Sheesh.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on April 10, 2008, 08:16:06 PM
yeah not that I saw, although the african lady's clothes looked a bit messed up as well so I suspect that she got some licks in somewhere along the way before I happened to walk by.  Crazy ya'll.  This was at the Times Square station too, so you KNOW how they have like mad cops walking that joint.

You could tell that the dispute arose becaus somebody bumped into somebody.

A few months ago, at the EXACT SAME STAIRCASE, this old man was getting into it with this young professional type cat in a suit for the same thing - bumping into him as he was getting off the subway.

I'm sorry but this is NEW YORK CITY fool.  There are 18 million people here.  You can not possibly get pissed when somebody happens to brush by you.  It happens all the time!  Say "Excuse me," shut the @#!* up and keep it moving.  Sheesh.

lol how come i KNEW that it was the times square station!!! see, part of the problem is that people DON'T say excuse me.  if they did, altercations wouldn't happen.  i hate that *&^% bc its rude as hell.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on April 11, 2008, 03:57:11 PM
Okay I know this may not count as public transportation but it does make you go WTH. On my drive home this evening I stopped at a major intersectionin the neighborhood. Let me be clear I live near the Atlanta Airport. Traffic going through this intersection left and right with people pulling into the parking areas surrounding the airport. At this particular intersection I yield to turn and look over to my right and observe a mother and her son. The son's little pecker is poked out and mama is directing him to pee right there on the grassed covered gore at this turn. I just shook my head and thought lawd why.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: naturallybeyoutiful on April 12, 2008, 04:18:05 PM
Okay I know this may not count as public transportation but it does make you go WTH. On my drive home this evening I stopped at a major intersectionin the neighborhood. Let me be clear I live near the Atlanta Airport. Traffic going through this intersection left and right with people pulling into the parking areas surrounding the airport. At this particular intersection I yield to turn and look over to my right and observe a mother and her son. The son's little pecker is poked out and mama is directing him to pee right there on the grassed covered gore at this turn. I just shook my head and thought lawd why.

::sigh:: SMH
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on May 12, 2008, 08:17:26 AM
Okay NYC folks apparently our crazy moment on public transport are making the news and Youtube.com I think the guy should have kick her butt for cursing that elderly woman.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rQWc3MWQxtU
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on May 12, 2008, 08:24:31 AM
KD, see the BLSD thread: the girl is bipolar.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: LadyKD on May 12, 2008, 08:36:04 AM
KD, see the BLSD thread: the girl is bipolar.

Thanks A1 Still think that in her state there should have been a family or friend with her aware of her condition to restrain her.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on May 12, 2008, 11:26:10 AM
Okay NYC folks apparently our crazy moment on public transport are making the news and Youtube.com I think the guy should have kick her butt for cursing that elderly woman.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rQWc3MWQxtU


:sigh:

 >:(
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on May 16, 2008, 07:55:29 AM
Had a singer today.

But this was no ordinary singer.  This brother was like an Eddie Murphy singing "Roxanne" in prison type singer.  Got on at the 96th station, and walks all the way to the back of the car where I'm standing.  Couldn't have stayed at the other end where he came in at.  No.  That would have been too easy.  Had to come all the way back to where I was trying to mind my business, reading my morning paper.  This nucka...got his ipod headphones on...blind to the world...looked skinny and cracked out...torn holes in the jeans...probably weighed about a buck o five...and had crutches with him but wasn't using 'em.  Just breaks out in the loudest, most off-key singing you've ever heard. 

New Yorkers being the typical New Yorkers just continue to read their books or papers or whatever it was they were doing before american idol decided to start blowing.  I mean this guy was loud.  And it wasn't a song that you had ever heard before.  So he was just singing whatever all over the place.  I was actually this close from saying something to the cat, which is bad because normally you just phase out train singers.

When the good, hard working class people of 72nd street got on the train I knew it was about to be comedy.  And it was.  They broke the NY'er code and looked at the dude several times in shock.  One lady even had to comment "why is he singing like that?"  The other lady says "must be drugs."

 :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on May 16, 2008, 08:21:44 AM
:D

Although I've seen the iPod singing thing too many times to count (not as loud as you're talking about, though).  I'm always like, nukka...nobody wants to hear your rendition of Chris Brown/Keyshia Cole/Tupac/50/whatever the hell you're listening to.  Just shut up.  It's bad enough that you're playing your music so loudly that we can hear it from your headphones, but no one wants to hear you sing/rap off key in addition to that.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: pig floyd on May 16, 2008, 08:56:17 AM
They broke the NY'er code and looked at the dude several times in shock.

 :o
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on May 16, 2008, 12:56:07 PM
They broke the NY'er code and looked at the dude several times in shock.

 :o

I know right.  LOL  That's against the code!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on May 16, 2008, 03:41:57 PM
Had a singer today.

But this was no ordinary singer.  This brother was like an Eddie Murphy singing "Roxanne" in prison type singer.  Got on at the 96th station, and walks all the way to the back of the car where I'm standing.  Couldn't have stayed at the other end where he came in at.  No.  That would have been too easy.  Had to come all the way back to where I was trying to mind my business, reading my morning paper.  This nucka...got his ipod headphones on...blind to the world...looked skinny and cracked out...torn holes in the jeans...probably weighed about a buck o five...and had crutches with him but wasn't using 'em.  Just breaks out in the loudest, most off-key singing you've ever heard. 

New Yorkers being the typical New Yorkers just continue to read their books or papers or whatever it was they were doing before american idol decided to start blowing.  I mean this guy was loud.  And it wasn't a song that you had ever heard before.  So he was just singing whatever all over the place.  I was actually this close from saying something to the cat, which is bad because normally you just phase out train singers.

When the good, hard working class people of 72nd street got on the train I knew it was about to be comedy.  And it was.  They broke the NY'er code and looked at the dude several times in shock.  One lady even had to comment "why is he singing like that?"  The other lady says "must be drugs."

 :D


lol, straight crackish

those must've been outtatowners
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on May 19, 2008, 02:37:49 PM
OK this one tops it for me.  A friggin BAT was flying around the damn station today.  A bat, son.   :o   Now I've seen it all.  I'm used to the rats, but a Bat?  C'mon man.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 19, 2008, 02:39:31 PM
OK this one tops it for me.  A friggin BAT was flying around the damn station today.  A bat, son.   :o   Now I've seen it all.  I'm used to the rats, but a Bat?  C'mon man.

DEAD.  Are you serious???  In all my life, I've never seen a bat in the subway.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on May 20, 2008, 05:28:21 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: $Bill on May 20, 2008, 07:33:11 AM
My mother grew up in rural cranberry country, she teaches elementary.  Recently she came to visit me in the big city, and she was riding a bus between main st. flushing and woodside when the 7 was down with me.  She started up a conversation with some of the children on the bus because shes outgoing and nice, and the mother and father of the kids gave my mom a dirty look like she was trying to kidnap her kids, picked their children up, and moved to the front of the bus.  My mom kinda just put her head down.

In other news, I moved so that I have to take the E in the morning.  I look forward to being packed like a sardine every morning.

They broke the NY'er code and looked at the dude several times in shock.

 :o
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on May 22, 2008, 08:33:33 AM
So it's official -Miami has fried my brain to the point that I have to surrender my
"nonchalant NewYorker" card. 

Okay let me preface this by saying you know how there's some stuff that just tickles you and you don't know why, well this was one of those.  On the train, only one more stop to go.  But for some reason the conductor was holding us up.  So we were just sitting there for a while, doors open. A guy gets on, doors are still open.  He's a little dirty but it was the type of dirty that you didn't know if dude was homeless or just needed a shower.  Anyway dude gets on, and I noticed that he was scratching quite a bit.  And started scratching his rear end.    I'm thinking Okay, whatev, I guess if it itches, scratch it.  Dude then jumps around, still scratching, and begins to sing a song to narrate his scratching to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy, althought at the time I couldn't place the tune.  First he said his name which I think was Joey.  "Joey takes his thumb and scratches up his heeeemroids."  Mind you, dude speaks with a lisp so the "thumb" sounds hilarious.

I'm thinking:  'Oh god, this is hilarious.  But I can't laugh...I'm from NY we don't do this.  Man up, [cui], Man up!'

Then dude sings even louder and changes up the lyrics and calls himself "assman".  Also with the lisp sounds hilarious.  "Assman scratches up his ass 'cause it really itches"  then dude shifts mid song to "Bingo"-  "A-S-S-S-S-, A-S-S-S-S-, cause it really itches."  Back to Yankee Doodle-  "..scratching cause no one could tell me not to"  ....
Dude is scratching, presumbly w/ his thumb because he's now facing my direction, this entire time! Dude then puts the thumb up to his face to scratch his beard then back to his butt.

At this point, I look up and see a few people smirking and we lock eyes and then all of us burst into laughter.  "Assman" was a bit startled by the laughter & walks out of the train presumbly to go into another car.  I'm straight rolling!  Doors have now closed on the way to the next stop.  I get off, still laughing, tears down my face.  People even stopped to ask me what was wrong! 
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on May 22, 2008, 08:54:26 AM
lol wow :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on May 22, 2008, 12:51:48 PM
crack kills
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Saucony Jazz on May 23, 2008, 12:47:03 PM
So it's official -Miami has fried my brain to the point that I have to surrender my
"nonchalant NewYorker" card. 

Okay let me preface this by saying you know how there's some stuff that just tickles you and you don't know why, well this was one of those.  On the train, only one more stop to go.  But for some reason the conductor was holding us up.  So we were just sitting there for a while, doors open. A guy gets on, doors are still open.  He's a little dirty but it was the type of dirty that you didn't know if dude was homeless or just needed a shower.  Anyway dude gets on, and I noticed that he was scratching quite a bit.  And started scratching his rear end.    I'm thinking Okay, whatev, I guess if it itches, scratch it.  Dude then jumps around, still scratching, and begins to sing a song to narrate his scratching to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy, althought at the time I couldn't place the tune.  First he said his name which I think was Joey.  "Joey takes his thumb and scratches up his heeeemroids."  Mind you, dude speaks with a lisp so the "thumb" sounds hilarious.

I'm thinking:  'Oh god, this is hilarious.  But I can't laugh...I'm from NY we don't do this.  Man up, [cui], Man up!'

Then dude sings even louder and changes up the lyrics and calls himself "assman".  Also with the lisp sounds hilarious.  "Assman scratches up his ass 'cause it really itches"  then dude shifts mid song to "Bingo"-  "A-S-S-S-S-, A-S-S-S-S-, cause it really itches."  Back to Yankee Doodle-  "..scratching cause no one could tell me not to"  ....
Dude is scratching, presumbly w/ his thumb because he's now facing my direction, this entire time! Dude then puts the thumb up to his face to scratch his beard then back to his butt.

At this point, I look up and see a few people smirking and we lock eyes and then all of us burst into laughter.  "Assman" was a bit startled by the laughter & walks out of the train presumbly to go into another car.  I'm straight rolling!  Doors have now closed on the way to the next stop.  I get off, still laughing, tears down my face.  People even stopped to ask me what was wrong! 

lol. That's dirty!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 30, 2008, 09:44:10 AM
Lawd, pure comedy this morning! So I was on the downtown A heading 2 work. I'm at either Chambers or Bway and these two tranvestites (crossdressers? I don't know the pc term) get on. Now, one sits (didn't seem 'her' until she got off the train). But the other stood up an started droppin it like its hot--had on a bra top and some daisy dukes.  One dude got up and sat next 2 me--this other dude continued reading his paper. But 'she'll was danicng and shaking her ass in front of him. He had the stone cold blank face going on. So she sits down and gets back up and does some stripper pole moves. I'm here dying...I've never seen any *&^% like that, especially on  the A train. So she then sits and extens her leg in the face of the dude with the newspaper, tryin 2 get his attention. Then she tries to caress his arm. Smh. He pulled back. Then she was dancing and singing and she and her buddy got off the train--buddy had on 1 of those spandex barbie dresses (MAD short) and fishnets.  Serisously, I was DEAD.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on May 30, 2008, 10:29:00 AM
Wait, so every place you say "she," you mean "he"?  Lol because that would be a mess if it were just a she, but if she was really a he, then I'd be dead too lol.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: pikey on May 30, 2008, 12:25:33 PM
smh
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on May 30, 2008, 12:51:21 PM
Wait, so every place you say "she," you mean "he"?  Lol because that would be a mess if it were just a she, but if she was really a he, then I'd be dead too lol.
Yea the 2 'shes' were hes! I would have been dead still if they were some random prostitutes (which is what I originally thought). But yea. They were men.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on May 31, 2008, 06:44:04 AM
hilarious  :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: 7S on June 04, 2008, 07:32:49 PM
Bird Man on the Subway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDeCjBiKEok
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: A. on June 04, 2008, 07:36:16 PM
That just seems normal NYC crazy.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: 7S on June 04, 2008, 07:55:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mON4jXnjHuI   :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on June 05, 2008, 08:19:28 AM
Bird Man on the Subway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDeCjBiKEok

LOL

You see how the NY'ers are not even paying attention to cat?  That's so typical.  I see this is on the 6 line around the east side.  Usually not too many crazies over there but hey, this is obviously an example of one.   :D
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on June 05, 2008, 08:49:05 AM
Okay caution you may not be wanting to listen to this while at work it's not too bad but it has the d-word but the presentation was hilarious!  King of NY, lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXVsCf0lzbo&feature=related

Crackish
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on June 10, 2008, 11:46:07 AM
I got the best one yet!

Riding the train (of course), on the 2/3 at around 116th.  The doors almost close, but not before this cat gets on.  As soon as he stepped in the door, I promise, I had a vibe like this cat was trouble.  First of all, he had on a long Laker's jersey, shorts, Timbs, a skully cap, and GOGGLES. Yes, goggles, like swimming goggles.  You already know once you see somebody walking around in goggles its only a matter of time before comedy ensues.  But the best part about this cats outfit, he had a yellow plastic baseball bat tucked into his belt like a samurai sword, and has he walked down the aisle it kept swinging behind him, hitting people who were sitting down.

So this cat walks all the way to the back of the train, pulls out his bat like a sword, and shouts at the top of his lungs, "Look here damnit!  The next one of you motherf*ckers who calls me a ni@#er...I'm gonna punch you in your fu#*ing face!  Don't think I'm playin!  My name is [says his name but I forgot it, something Green I think], and you can run tell dat.  Tell the police!  I don't care!  I'll call my attorney!"

Nobody on the entire train said NOTHING. Homeboy punked the entire train.  Dead silence.

I think it was his tone. When he walked onto the train, he was walkin with a mean limp, like he had something on his mind.  He was doing the kind of walk you do when you are pissed about something.  And he was shouting like he was seriously about to fight somebody.

I woulda paid somebody $100 at that moment to say "Ni@#a" right after he gave his speech just to see what woulda happened.  But based on how crazy this cat looked and was acting, I really believe he would have tried to hit somebody for real.

Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on June 10, 2008, 01:17:10 PM
 :D  I take it you weren't trying to yell out "Ni@#a"
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on June 10, 2008, 01:38:59 PM
C'mon now.  Mama didn't raise no fool.  Why you think I said I woulda PAID SOMEBODY ELSE to say that mess?  This cat was out for blood.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: cui bono? on June 10, 2008, 01:43:19 PM
C'mon now.  Mama didn't raise no fool.  Why you think I said I woulda PAID SOMEBODY ELSE to say that mess?  This cat was out for blood.

LOL I know that's right

the goggles  :o  I've seen dudes wear them on top of their skully hat circa 1998!
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: 7S on June 10, 2008, 04:16:09 PM
sands, you should really start carrying a camera phone.
Title: Re: Great Moments in Public Transportation
Post by: Burning Sands, Esq. on June 10, 2008, 04:33:50 PM
sands, you should really start carrying a camera phone.

He probably woulda punched the phone