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Old 28.04.2014, 23:30
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In my book, that is the worst sin on the trains.

All the weirdos who sit on the steps (when there are seats available) and never move when you ask them and it's impossible to get past them with heavy luggage without performing some contortion which screws up your back.

Or, when with your young kids, the kids end up falling down the stairs as you can't hold their hands, or the handrail because of the weirdo on the stairs.
I am a wierdo, admitted but am very courteous on trains, particularly when parking myself on the steps. I get up and move out of the way before stops and realign myself once any new passengers have boarded. When I'm feeling rich I take the dog along too, best place for him on a crowded train is near the exit
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Old 28.04.2014, 23:35
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

Do you know why? Because I don't want to sit next to you or anyone else that I don't know personally.

So I hope you will be too shy to ask me to move it, but if you do ask I will move it without any fuss.

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Old 28.04.2014, 23:42
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Do you know why? Because I don't want to sit next to you or anyone else that I don't know personally.

So I hope you will be to shy to ask me to move it, but if you do ask I will move it without any fuss.
Public transport's not really for you then, is it?

What do you do on a plane?
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it's one of my hobbies to pick the most ignorant, annoying seatblocking person to then nearly sit on the persons bag and then moving around next to the person for the whole ride...
This threat is useless without pictures...
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Old 28.04.2014, 23:54
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

I find - be it the person seeking a seat, or the one who wants to sit alone - that a raw egg, broken into a handkerchief (held in the hand) and pretend to sneeze into it, just as the egg white dribbles over and starts to slime its way to the ground, works wonders.
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Old 29.04.2014, 00:00
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Public transport's not really for you then, is it?

What do you do on a plane?
I'm just telling you why they don't move the bags. Not saying it's right.

I hate public transport. It's why I have a car. Cheaper, quicker, and don't have to sit with the unwashed masses

Before easy jet had assigned seating I'd usually park my fat ass on the middle seat. If it was a full flight I'd reluctantly move over to the isle seat.

If I'm not flying easy jet then I'm usually flying with family so then it's not an issue.
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Old 29.04.2014, 00:06
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

No biggie for Slammer, Just park myself on two seats, not enough room left for any kind of discussion.
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Old 29.04.2014, 13:05
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

I had an old banger in the UK before we came to CH about 13 years ago. So I scrapped it with the idea of buying something in CH. The apartment we got in Basel ended up being next to a main tram stop - so the idea of stumping up a lot of money for something I might use once per month just did not make sense.

In ZH, since we moved my work is 10-15 mins walk. Again, paying a lot of money for a car to sit in a garage just makes no sense.

I can see the point if you live out in the sticks though.

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I'm just telling you why they don't move the bags. Not saying it's right.

I hate public transport. It's why I have a car. Cheaper, quicker, and don't have to sit with the unwashed masses

Before easy jet had assigned seating I'd usually park my fat ass on the middle seat. If it was a full flight I'd reluctantly move over to the isle seat.

If I'm not flying easy jet then I'm usually flying with family so then it's not an issue.
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Old 29.04.2014, 13:21
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

I find this happens very much on the Southern trains especially on the Gatwick run. People hog the seats around them with books, bags, coats - even feet ( now that is really annoying ), and then look so put out when asked to move something so someone else can sit down.

Have you noticed how few times people offer their seats up to ladies or to the elderly ? And gone are the days when children gave up their seats for an adult.

Also annoying is when one offers one's seat up to a lady, who is carrying shopping, a baby and has a couple of kids in tow. Only for one of her kids to plonk their little bums in the seat so that both the lady and the person who gave up the seat are left standing.
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Old 29.04.2014, 13:44
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

To be fair, when my kids were small, I'd always seat them before myself just because it's safer for the child and means they aren't toppling over into other passengers every time the vehicle brakes.

I have had to tell perfectly fit young adults to give up priority seats on the tube to people with walking sticks. That annoys me intensely. If you're in a priority seat, you should be keeping an eye out to make sure no one else needs it.
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Old 29.04.2014, 13:49
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I had an old banger in the UK before we came to CH about 13 years ago. So I scrapped it with the idea of buying something in CH. The apartment we got in Basel ended up being next to a main tram stop - so the idea of stumping up a lot of money for something I might use once per month just did not make sense.

In ZH, since we moved my work is 10-15 mins walk. Again, paying a lot of money for a car to sit in a garage just makes no sense.

I can see the point if you live out in the sticks though.

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My biggest issue with public transport is lack of flexibility. I hate being a slave to a train timetable.

I want to leave when I want and come back when I want.
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Old 29.04.2014, 13:53
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

Instead you can be a slave to traffic jams, lack of parking spaces, speeding fines, road rage, tailgaters, and you can't drink a can of beer at the wheel.

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My biggest issue with public transport is lack of flexibility. I hate being a slave to a train timetable.

I want to leave when I want and come back when I want.
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Old 29.04.2014, 14:04
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Instead you can be a slave to traffic jams, lack of parking spaces, speeding fines, road rage, tailgaters, and you can't drink a can of beer at the wheel.
All have their solutions or equivalents on public transport:

Traffic jams: Late or cancelled trains. Yes they exist. In fact I found my bus used to come early...then the next one would come late. A nice 20 minute wait at the bus stop.

Lack of parking spaces: Lack of seats! And sitting beside strangers!

Tailgaters: Never had this problem because I move over when I overtake.

Drinking: I'm teetotal anyway so not an issue for me

Road Rage: Yeh try being brown and getting your passport checked on international trains 100% of the time. Enough to make anyone rage. Or teenagers drinking on the train. ugh.

Sorry a nice air conditioned car for me any day of the week.
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Old 29.04.2014, 15:55
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In my book, that is the worst sin on the trains.

All the weirdos who sit on the steps (when there are seats available) and never move when you ask them and it's impossible to get past them with heavy luggage without performing some contortion which screws up your back.

Or, when with your young kids, the kids end up falling down the stairs as you can't hold their hands, or the handrail because of the weirdo on the stairs.
No, there are much worse sins out there.

- Very loud, rubbish music coming from their cheap headphones
- Very smelly/sweaty
- Taking up your personal space with elbows, newspaper, laptop, specially if "normal sized"
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Old 29.04.2014, 16:08
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Old 29.04.2014, 16:25
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

This is what I do,

I have to travel every Monday morning at 6:30 to Lausanne from Zurich and this train gets busy!
I have taken to sitting in the restaurant car, yes you have to buy a coffee or something but you get, at least a carriage that even when full is only half the amount of people in a normal carriage and I always sit by the little table so at worst only have someone in front of me. I'm free to move my chair around a little and there is a person to bring me drinks and food that I require.

It always amazes me when someone sits in the restaurant car and then thinks its ok consume their own food and drink and complain when the waiter/waitress informs them they must buy something or they will have to move.

On the way home on Friday I can relax in the restaurant car and drink a couple of beers.
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

Seems to me that there are so many people who suffer from some sort of neurosis, one that also appears because of a bag on a seat. God almighty!


No wonder we have wars. A courteous 'May I sit there please?' and the personal 'I am perfect and wouldn't dream of doing such a thing' neurosis just flies out of the window.


Be careful not to live in a glasshouse.
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Old 29.04.2014, 18:09
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Seems to me that there are so many people who suffer from some sort of neurosis, one that also appears because of a bag on a seat. God almighty!


No wonder we have wars. A courteous 'May I sit there please?' and the personal 'I am perfect and wouldn't dream of doing such a thing' neurosis just flies out of the window.


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Old 29.04.2014, 18:25
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

Worse is the "I'll pretend I'm asleep and cover my head, so no-one will disturb me to move my bag".

I've even seen someone employ this trick to take up the entire four-seat unit.
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Re: Get your bag off my seat

A bag on a seat doesn't bother me. I ask to get it removed so I can sit. What bothers me is the amount of men affected with a kind of disease which result of an overgrowing testicules*.

They seem to have the need to sit with their legs as apart as they can get which make the person next to them sits in an angle to leave the poor man's testicules breath...

*or any possible rash...
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