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Re: Run-in on morning commute

NOooooooo! Don't do this to me!

After years of driving 10 minutes to work, I start commuting by S-Bahn tomorrow. What kind of a cattle cart will this be? Certainly doesn't sound like anything to look forward to.
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NOooooooo! Don't do this to me!

After years of driving 10 minutes to work, I start commuting by S-Bahn tomorrow. What kind of a cattle cart will this be? Certainly doesn't sound like anything to look forward to.
Keep the noise down please, I'm trying to meditate.
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NOooooooo! Don't do this to me!

After years of driving 10 minutes to work, I start commuting by S-Bahn tomorrow. What kind of a cattle cart will this be? Certainly doesn't sound like anything to look forward to.
Depends entirely on your route, direction, and time!
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Keep the noise down please, I'm trying to meditate.
Meditate or mediate?
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Old 31.01.2012, 18:45
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I had a similar experience a while ago in Basel. In Short: A guy (rather wide) gets on the train at Basel and sit nexts (i am taking less than the half a seat i have paid for) to me, but not just sits..falls into the seat (I rose and inch or two)..
Ok just ignore it I thought..although other passengers did give him a strange look...He then proceeded to open his broad sheet paper and shuffle through it, every so often getting up to place the unwanted sheets on the shelf above...and yes each time falling into the seat..
By this time I was getting a tad pissed off and so were others around him...then he proceeded to read (well I actually thought he may not be capable of reading and was just looking at the pictures) with both arms stretched out like you do when reading a broad sheet in the comfort of your own home and have the space.

Long story short..we proceeded to have an forearm pushing battle as I attempted to keep his arm and paper out of my face....as I was on the train for only 10 mins and just sat there shaking his forearm so there was no way he could read it....eventually I got board of this and reached in to my bag and got out several pointy pens, pencils and marker pens and held them so every time he moved his arm he got a poke and ink on his shirt...he soon stopped...but was muttering what I think was 'go on then stab me go on' (as it was in swiss german)...I left the train & told the guard there was a passenger was causing a problem...I never knew what happen if anything did...Looking back I actually think he may have been disabled in someway..as I could not believe that someone would behave like that..I also wish I had whipped the paper out of his hands as I left the train and took it with me as it was not his stop..
get a lighter out and set fire to the newspaper
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Old 31.01.2012, 18:47
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I was in the Ruhebereich (quiet car) of the ICE train this morning, enjoying my studies when these two French-speaking gents boarded in Olten. They decided to have the LOUDEST conversation as soon as they sat down. I turned around and glared at them which immediately got their attention, but didn't phase them, as they continued to prattel on incessantly in French about whatever it was that was so important as to cause one of the blokes to chortle and snort.

At that point... I'd had enough. I stood up, walked back to where they were, pointed to the sign above their seat and said, "You're in the quiet car, Please be quiet."

Oblivious to what the sign meant or to what I told them, they continued on with their loud conversation au Français.

Why have a "Ruhebereich" if people are going to ignore it?

anyone know where i can buy a tranquilizer gun?
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