Monday, February 12, 2018

Public Transit



What are some of the more interesting things you Bitches have seen on public transit?

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  1. The announcer always mumbles
    when he says, "Next stop is the tip."

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    1. NORMA: We have automated voice announcements on public transit but like anything computerized, it has its drawbacks.

      The automated voice isn’t properly synchronized to the actual transit stops so you end up getting off at the wrong stop.

      On the plus side, at least it doesn't mumble.

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  2. A better question might be what are some of the interesting things I've done on public transit.

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  3. Well, I don't recall any" go to work without your trousers" days when I lived there!Though there was a regular flasher at the Regents Park (Bakerloo Line)stop.
    I do like the Underground map knickers, but sweetie, lose those god-awful socks!

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    1. DINAHMOW: Why do men on public transit think we want to see their bits?

      And worse, when they rub against you.

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    2. My first New Year's Eve in Chicago, we took the packed train down to Navy Pier. From the train stop, there was a bus that would take us down to the pier. It all cost a penny! NYE special.

      On the crowded bus, we were squeezed in like a pack of delicious sardines. Ordinarily, I hate crowds on public transport. But before I could get uncomfortable, a group of French students started singing Frère Jacques, Father John. They sounded great, and it lifted our spirits. And when they were done singing in French, we joined them in a round of Father John in English. Made for a fun ride and a great start to a great night.

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    3. EROS: You don’t forget something like that yet no bare bottoms were involved.

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  4. In London, we generally never even look at anyone or anything on public transport - and sights like your picture are probably not an uncommon occurrence. Jx

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    1. JON: Your tube map is the best in the world.

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  5. I too make it my policy to NEVER look at anything going on on the subway here in San Francisco. The only exception are cute guys, which also as part of San Francisco, are frequent. It's a question of balancing the two.

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    1. PEENEE: You make it sound like an art form.

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  6. On the Frankfort Market street El in Philadelphia a guy in very tight pants and a raging hard on decided to put in a floor show. He stood holding the pole by the exit facing the woman who sat in front of me. Every slight movement in the car caused him to gyrate violently forcing his penis forward. One could see the head of his penis flexing. The floor show was free. The woman I front of me look at him when he got off the train. I think she was in shock.

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    1. JEFFERY: Philadelphia?

      Remember when Mistress Maddie said, “A better question might be what are some of the interesting things I've done on public transit.”

      Now we know.

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  7. It does get very warm on the underground, to be fair.
    The most interesting thing I've seen....? People actually talking to each other... although this was instigated by the train breaking down.
    Sx

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    1. MISS SCARLET: Of all the comments, I find yours the most shocking.

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  8. There are lots of annoying buskers on the U-Bahn in Berlin who play a loud, brief song, usually with a boom box, then pester the passengers for money.

    One ride, a group of three got on and began cranking out the music. The guy next to them was a plain-clothes transit authority officer who whipped out his badge. They immediately stopped, all went pale as ghosts, and hurried off at the next stop. Several of us applauded the guy.

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    1. LX: I was at a bar when a cop whipped out more than his badge.

      It was a Village People Tribute Band.

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  9. Well, I'm never getting off at Tottenham Court Road again if that's where it leads!

    Like Jon, I have no stories about interesting things seen on the tube - Even country folk like me know one doesn't look at anyone/thing or engage in conversation on the tube.

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    1. LX: How does anyone in the UK meet anyone else if you don’t talk to one another?

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  10. I must have been about 17 the last time I used public transport in this country.

    Before I could drive I used to rely on the number 54 bus. After work I would walk across to the bus depot to ensure I had the best seat on the bus, back row passenger side, slightly raised platform so I had a good view of everyone, the first stop after leaving the depot was to pick up the bingo mob, mainly old women wearing headscarves, their mean mouths looking like cat's arses and full of salacious gossip, they would sit further back too leaving the seats at the front unoccupied and there was a good reason for this because further down the road, the bus would stop to pick up the adult students from the 'special' college, the old women's cacophony would die down, mint imperials would be passed around and the theatre would begin. When a grown man with learning difficulties pulls out a snooker triangle and shouts across to his student pal 'Fay...Fay does this look like your twat?' it's hard to keep a straight face.

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    1. MITZI: I’d pay extra fare to stay on board and enjoy the show.

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  11. I was on the bus in Pittsburgh, during mid day so the bus was pretty empty, me in the back and 4 or 5 old ladies scattered around up front. I started detecting this horrid stench that got stronger and stronger and wondered who ate what to cut that much cheese, so to speak.

    The old ladies were discretely looking at each other to figure out who was the guilty party, except for the lone black woman sitting right next to the front door. She had a bead on a little white haired woman 3 seats back and the woman muttered something I couldn't hear, but was most likely defending herself against the social stench inflicted on everyone.

    The little black woman just gave her a glare and declared. "I saw you tilt!"

    Oh, it was heaven!

    BrianB

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