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Re: Tram etiquette

Where are all these bike filled trams that people are complaining about? I have been here for 12 months, can see that tickets can be bought for bikes, but have yet to actually see a bike on a tram......which means, that, tired as I am , I have always cycled home , rather than risk breaking some local rule. Next timje.... ;-)

Re pushchairs on trams ( and in other potentially crowded areas) I am rather surprised that there are not more parents using back packs for their babies and toddlers. Personally, I generally found that a far easier way to get my little ones around crowds and public transport.

My pet grumble: people who get on trams, buses and trains and take up a second seat with their bags, often sitting in the aisle seat so that it is difficult for someone to get past to the available window seat. This action is definitely NOT restricted to teenagers, but does seem to be more frequent amongst females rather than males. Why?
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My pet grumble: people who get on trams, buses and trains and take up a second seat with their bags, often sitting in the aisle seat so that it is difficult for someone to get past to the available window seat. This action is definitely NOT restricted to teenagers, but does seem to be more frequent amongst females rather than males. Why?
Why, what's wrong with that?
If you're asking nicely I'll let you have the seat next to me
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Re pushchairs on trams ( and in other potentially crowded areas) I am rather surprised that there are not more parents using back packs for their babies and toddlers. Personally, I generally found that a far easier way to get my little ones around crowds and public transport.
I agree, unfortunately, they're not suitable for a baby under about six months old. The fabric slings that you wear to keep the baby on the front are though.
Buggies etc are useful though to carry the other things that a baby might need.
My wife says she finds things quite heavy going if she has to carry the baby on the front and the rucksack on the back (that's where I come in - it's free exercise).

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My pet grumble: people who get on trams, buses and trains and take up a second seat with their bags, often sitting in the aisle seat so that it is difficult for someone to get past to the available window seat. This action is definitely NOT restricted to teenagers, but does seem to be more frequent amongst females rather than males. Why?
I complained about this on EF and a female poster said that she did it as she didn't want anyone to sit next to her so she was effectively making it difficult for someone to do so.

Perhaps that's why.

She implied that she would be quite happy to get up and let someone sit on the inside of her if she deemed them needy enough to need a seat (or basically words to that affect).
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My pet grumble: people who get on trams, buses and trains and take up a second seat with their bags, often sitting in the aisle seat so that it is difficult for someone to get past to the available window seat. This action is definitely NOT restricted to teenagers, but does seem to be more frequent amongst females rather than males. Why?
I've also noticed this; it seems to be more frequent among people who do carry handbags than among those who don't.

Coincidence?
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I've also noticed this; it seems to be more frequent among people who do carry handbags than among those who don't.

Coincidence?
... and get home with all their shopping bags and stuff and also probably protect their things from getting pinched ... just logical female reaction.
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just logical female reaction.
That gave me a good chuckle. Nice one, Sada....





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My pet grumble: people who get on trams, buses and trains and take up a second seat with their bags, often sitting in the aisle seat so that it is difficult for someone to get past to the available window seat.
I must confess I do that quite often not out of inconsideration but due to general weariness. To be fair to the other passengers I should probably get an additional Jahresabo for my bag.

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Re: Tram etiquette

"I complained about this on EF and a female poster said that she did it as she didn't want anyone to sit next to her so she was effectively making it difficult for someone to do so."

I don't want anyone next to me either, if there is a choice. However, I still feel that it is inconsiderate to actually take up all that space in a tram/train/bus if it is getting full.

"I've also noticed this; it seems to be more frequent among people who do carry handbags than among those who don't."

It's a bit hard to take up extra space with bags if one is not carrying any - agreed. Perhaps that is why I seem to notice it more amongst females, who are more liekly to be carrying at least one bag. Or are we about to get into the "manbag" subject????
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"I complained about this on EF and a female poster said that she did it as she didn't want anyone to sit next to her so she was effectively making it difficult for someone to do so."
She should either get the f**k over herself, or get a taxi.
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