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Old 26.09.2011, 12:53
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Stop pressing my button!

Dear people on a train waiting to get off,

When you are arriving at a station there is a button on both sides of the door, which when pressed will open the door. This button only needs to be pressed once. You know when it has been pressed because the light comes on, it does not need to be pressed again. Also, no matter how many times you press it the door will not open any faster.

This has been a public service announcement


Dear people waiting at the station to get on to a train,

You see that train arriving at your station? Take a look at all the people inside the train waiting to get off. Do you really think that you need to press the button to open the doors for them? Read the announcement above and you'll see why you don't.

This has been another public service announcement

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Re: Stop pressing my button!

Ditto for buttons at crosswalks and on buses/trams. Even if the light is on, I'll...err I mean other silly people, will press it.
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Old 26.09.2011, 12:58
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Re: Stop pressing my button!

How about when you've already pressed it (just the one time, of course ) and are waiting for the doors to open, but someone behind you starts huffing and puffing because you're not repeatedly hitting the button, so leans forward to do so themselves while giving you a dirty look at the same time.
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Old 26.09.2011, 12:59
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Re: Stop pressing my button!

Well I have seen some jerks standing in front of the door until the train is at complete halt and still haven't pressed the button. And I am standing far behind without being able to reach the button and hoping that some one for god's sec press the button. Then you are lucky because there are people like refered to in your below statement waiting on the platform to board the train.

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Dear people on a train waiting to get off,

When you are arriving at a station there is a button on both sides of the door, which when pressed will open the door. This button only needs to be pressed once. You know when it has been pressed because the light comes on, it does not need to be pressed again. Also, no matter how many times you press it the door will not open any faster.

This has been a public service announcement

Dear people waiting at the station to get on to a train,

You see that train arriving at your station? Take a look at all the people inside the train waiting to get off. Do you really think that you need to press the button to open the doors for them? Read the announcement above and you'll see why you don't.

This has been another public service announcement


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Old 26.09.2011, 13:02
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Dear people waiting at the station to get on to a train,

You see that train arriving at your station? Take a look at all the people inside the train waiting to get off. Do you really think that you need to press the button to open the doors for them? Read the announcement above and you'll see why you don't.

This has been another public service announcement

To be honest, I'd just be happy if there were enough room to get through the door and off the train once it opens.

One day I'm sure there'll be a Mexican standoff, and the train will leave with nobody having been able to get on or off.
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Old 26.09.2011, 13:07
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No harm in making sure
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Ditto for buttons at crosswalks and on buses/trams. Even if the light is on, I'll...err I mean other silly people, will press it.
So you've never been in an Australian city, then?

It is the law (or so it seems) that the Aussies have to pump the pedestrian crossing button at least 15 times when waiting to cross, then have to move away to allow the next pedestrian to give it a good thumping...

We had great fun pressing the button once then casually leaning across it so no-one could get near it - meltdown in Melbourne CBD.

Then we just went local and started doing it ourselves.
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Old 26.09.2011, 13:31
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Dear people waiting at the station to get on to a train,

You see that train arriving at your station? Take a look at all the people inside the train waiting to get off. Do you really think that you need to press the button to open the doors for them? Read the announcement above and you'll see why you don't.

This has been another public service announcement

Funny story, once the button from the inside didn't work. And you could see people shuffling for a second until the guy outside pressed it.
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Old 26.09.2011, 13:56
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Dear people on a train waiting to get off,

When you are arriving at a station there is a button on both sides of the door, which when pressed will open the door. This button only needs to be pressed once. You know when it has been pressed because the light comes on, it does not need to be pressed again. Also, no matter how many times you press it the door will not open any faster.
Although I totally agree to what you wrote about the button needing to be pressed only once, I must tell you that Swiss railroad companies use several different systems of door opener buttons, some of which do not have an indicator light. I saw those three times just over the weekend. It's annoying, and train pros told me it's not a matter of a light bulb to be replaced. There are no bulbs in those buttons.

Sometimes (actually very often) it's the designers that are stupid, not the customers. It needs only one idiot in the whole country (or even abroad) to make all train passengers look like @sses.
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Ditto for buttons at crosswalks and on buses/trams. Even if the light is on, I'll...err I mean other silly people, will press it.
And what's with the throngs of people insistant on waiting at crosswalks for the little green man to appear when there's not a car anywhere within sight?
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Old 26.09.2011, 14:06
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Re: Stop pressing my button!





A couple of times when waiting to get off the bus, although I know I pressed the button to indicate desired stop, the door didn't open anyhow. So, now, when we arrive at the stop, I press it again... just to be sure.
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Old 26.09.2011, 14:11
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And what's with the throngs of people insistant on waiting at crosswalks for the little green man to appear when there's not a car anywhere within sight?
In case there's a peeler hiding round the corner to fine any jaywalkers?

(I do agree with you however)
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Old 26.09.2011, 14:14
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Re: Stop pressing my button!

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Sometimes, just pushing the button makes you feel better.

I always push the tram stop buttons, even though the screen says someone already done it, I never believe it, could be a bug...

On the bus yesterday, noone pushed the door open at my stop, but everyone had crowded round the door, wondering why it wasn't opening, had to reach through the crowd to press it.
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And what's with the throngs of people insistant on waiting at crosswalks for the little green man to appear when there's not a car anywhere within sight?
Please, please don't do this when there are wee kiddies around. We mums are doing our damnedest to drill into them not to cross before the green man appears so they don't get squished on the school-run then some in-a-hurry-life's-too-short person blows the drill out of the water by striding out, dodging buses and cars.
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And what's with the throngs of people insistant on waiting at crosswalks for the little green man to appear when there's not a car anywhere within sight?
Setting an example to the kids to follow traffic safety?

Edit: beaten to it by Sandgrounder....dagnammit!!
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People pressing buttons doesn't bother me at all. Not after sitting behind some crazy woman on the bus from Meilen to Mannedorf who spent the entire journey vigorously manipulating the 'stop' button a couple of inches in front of my face.

It was one of the more disturbing experiences of living on the Gold Coast.
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Old 26.09.2011, 14:39
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I'm disappointed that that was a real link.
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Old 26.09.2011, 14:48
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i prefer to teach them to think for themselves instead of following rules blindly.
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i prefer to teach them to think for themselves instead of following rules blindly.
Not following it blindly, following it for safety. Look at it another way - everyone gets in a stink when drivers ignore the pedestrians standing at the crossing. Are the drivers thinking for themselves and fighting the "don't blindly follow rules" way of thinking?

A kindergarten child is not (in my experience) capable of dissecting the crossing situation in the same way as an adult, nor are they quick enough and their height puts them well below a parked car and therefore at a visual disadvantage to an adult, so a simple rule is the best way to keep them safe.

If they think it's okay to nip across because that bloke over there did it, it is just an accident waiting to happen for an impressionable child.

So, the "thinking for yourself" attitude at a crossing is only really suitable if you have the judgement and experience to carry it through safely.
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Old 26.09.2011, 14:58
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How can you resist it? Huh? How? It's sooooooooooooooo shiny!



I've had a couple of rude older ladies actually shoving me so they get to push the button first...
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