[Writers Note: It is important to keep in mind that my commute consists of three modes of transportation: the TTC bus, the TTC subway and a street car. As I was experiencing a fit of rage, I slowly pulled out my cell phone … this is was ensued]
When the subway is rammed with people and the majority of them are standing, why are people walking like it’s a runway?
Honestly, where are people going? Walking with force, so that they’re pushing through the unfortunate individuals who weren’t lucky enough to snag a seat. Miserable because their final stop is countless stops away. Yet, they feel a shove right into their backpack, purse or body.
Oftentimes I don’t take my backpack off, but I make sure that there is plenty of room left behind me for people who want to pass by. Even when there isn’t enough room, and two people are standing back to back, that should mean remaining stationary – NOT pushing yourself through. The grass is not greener on the other side at 7:40am. There are no seats available at the other end of the TTC train. I promise there isn’t. It’s rush hour.
Let’s face it. There aren’t that many places to go, and if you’re really curious, walk along the platform until you find a better suited entrance onto the train. Once you’re satisfied with your location – preferably with a pole nearby to hold – stay still.
On that note it’s also VERY rude when people seated on the TTC bus stand up and push their way off upon arrival at Finch subway station. Instantly standing up, and pushing your way through the crowd that has been standing for about 15 minutes won’t make you any friends. It’s ridiculous. If other people are packed on the bus – and there isn’t even standing room left – wait your turn to get off. It’s common sense.
For more tips on how to ride the subway properly, click here: Subway Etiquette 101