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Beware-eating in public transport!

Well I was using the bus the other day from Zürich to Höngg and the bus driver got so upset about the smell of the food that someone was eating that she got out of her seat and unsucessfully tried to locate the person who was eating. Actually it did not smell so bad-fairly spicey. But for the bus driver too much!! She was waving her hands around frantically to get the smell out of her cabin.
Just read today that a tram driver in Zürich was so angry about someone eating a doner that she stopped the tram and refused to continue.

soon a new " forbidden sign" ?
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Old 07.02.2013, 15:01
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Those insensitive bastards... not bringing enough for everyone...
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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

That guy sawing the chair has to be my favourite warning sign of all time, with the guy smoking a cigar and covering the passenger in front as a close second.
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Well I was using the bus the other day from Zürich to Höngg and the bus driver got so upset about the smell of the food that someone was eating that she got out of her seat and unsucessfully tried to locate the person who was eating. Actually it did not smell so bad-fairly spicey. But for the bus driver too much!! She was waving her hands around frantically to get the smell out of her cabin.
Just read today that a tram driver in Zürich was so angry about someone eating a doner that she stopped the tram and refused to continue.

soon a new " forbidden sign" ?
Pretty sure someone told me a few years ago that under EU (?) law, the companies can't forbid eating on public transport (presumably because of diabetics?) and that they had actually put up 'no-eating' signs and been forced to take them down.

Clearly the drivers can still express personal disapproval!

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Old 07.02.2013, 15:41
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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

Personally I do find it disconcerting on public transport to have somebody sit down, and then, without so much as a by your leave, start masticating right in front of you. Especially first thing in the morning.
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Old 07.02.2013, 15:44
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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

" first thing in the morning"-thats breakfast isn't it?
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Personally I do find it disconcerting on public transport to have somebody sit down, and then, without so much as a by your leave, start masticating right in front of you. Especially first thing in the morning.
You mean, something like this?

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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

Wow it says 1.20fr, that's an old energy drink.

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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

All those years ago when I travelled on the tube every day to work people either read newspapers - sometimes folded to the crossword section, (the crossword being done and the newspaper read was an indication of social status) read books, or, if they had a seat, stared at the adverts so as not to catch the eye of the person sitting opposite. Should the person opposite be a young lady with a short skirt only quick glances were allowed and then one's attention was quickly adressed back to the adverts until a suitable moment occurred again. Many of the people, regardless of class, were travelling to work on an egg. Mind you, some of them going to work were dressed a bit oddly; bowler hats, pinstripe trousers, camel-hair coats, gloves, and all carried a raincoat over one arm or swung an umbrella in a very military fashion. Very much attention was paid to the cut of the trousers which was almost as important as the sharpness of the crease. Respectable persons wore very shiny black, patent-leather shoes. No-one ever ate or drank anything or did anything that 'wasn't done'. In addition elderly people were always sure of a seat.

Now nearly everyone is dressed a bit odd, read acollectionofpaper sheets paid for by advertising, listen to music with small earphones, listen to something they call music with headphones the size of oranges, eat strange looking limpid things smelling mainly of hot fat and onions, have a decorated plastic bottle at their side or hold a cardboard beaker with a lid, do business on the telephone, chat/text on the telephone, twiddle on their keyboards, and nearly everyone has a rucksack thing filled with - well, I'm not sure. There are also those who bring their bicycles on the train, bus, and trams.
But there are of course the multi-taskers fitted out with earphonechens, who text, eat and drink and are so oblivious to their surroundings that I'm always surprised when they suddenly pack everything away seemingly knowing where they are on route.

At least, on the tube escalaters everyone stood on the right.
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Personally I do find it disconcerting on public transport to have somebody sit down, and then, without so much as a by your leave, start masticating right in front of you. Especially first thing in the morning.
They started masticating without putting something in their mouth first? Quite disconcerting then!
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Well I was using the bus the other day from Zürich to Höngg and the bus driver got so upset about the smell of the food that someone was eating that she got out of her seat and unsucessfully tried to locate the person who was eating. Actually it did not smell so bad-fairly spicey. But for the bus driver too much!! She was waving her hands around frantically to get the smell out of her cabin.
Just read today that a tram driver in Zürich was so angry about someone eating a doner that she stopped the tram and refused to continue.

soon a new " forbidden sign" ?
the drivers are differentiating. When they see somebody drinking beer directloy out of the can, they may object, under whatever argument. If they see that you drink the beer out of a kind of glass they tolerate you. They may even tell you that if you spill it you may have to pay the cleaning
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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

A tram driver in Zurich refused to drive any further because of a kebab in her carriage...

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/12301178

Eating in public transport doesn't bother me so much (at least for me, the smell of energy drink is far worse than the smell of your average kebab), but it should either be banned completely (as in Basel) or allowed completely.
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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

I think there is a difference between an apple to keep you going and a doner kebab with all the salad and sauces...

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Pretty sure someone told me a few years ago that under EU (?) law, the companies can't forbid eating on public transport (presumably because of diabetics?) and that they had actually put up 'no-eating' signs and been forced to take them down.

Clearly the drivers can still express personal disapproval!
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And when a tram driver asked a young man on his tram to cease masticating he took his hands out of his pockets...

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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

its possible that tram and bus drivers are fairly frustrated and stressed out and they need the outbreak of anger sometimes.
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A tram driver in Zurich refused to drive any further because of a kebab in her carriage...

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/12301178

Eating in public transport doesn't bother me so much (at least for me, the smell of energy drink is far worse than the smell of your average kebab), but it should either be banned completely (as in Basel) or allowed completely.
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Or here http://www.bluewin.ch/de/index.php/2...s/vermischtes/



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http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/12301178

Eating in public transport doesn't bother me so much (at least for me, the smell of energy drink is far worse than the smell of your average kebab), but it should either be banned completely (as in Basel) or allowed completely.
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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

I nearly read that " masticating" word wrong!
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Re: Beware-eating in public transport!

I'm normally very tolerant toward everybody's food habits in public places, each to their own after all.

The only moments when it got too much for me was during my two pregnancies. Morning sickness is very much smell induced, and I had it very strongly, especially when I was pregnant with my daughter.

I remember being awfully sick in the train to Bern one morning, as someone was eating a particularly smelly egg and mayo sandwich...
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