I cannot stand lowlife's,who don't have enough common courtesy ,to do the right thing,and here's an example of that type of clown who has no Respect for elders (or probably anyone for that matter) These little punks need a slap in the kisser,(I like that line) these are little clowns devoid of any common sense which should be instilled in every kid as they grow up, Unfortunately we have a generation of 'gimme' a--holes who don't understand ,that respect & courtesy ,will go farther in life than the little shits can comprehend.....I don't get it, Parents these days (not all ,but most) SIMPLY do not have the guts to Parent,& tell some of these little clowns to Behave....that used to mean something......Ok enough of my (believe me ,small rant) and here's an example from today's Gazette re: clowns on the transit system...........................Yikes!!
When tempers flare over bad service, transit etiquette goes out the windowQ: I am writing to address those people who will not give up their seat on the métro/bus/train for a pregnant woman (and you know who you are). I take the Deux Montagnes train every day and sometimes the bus as well. I am six months pregnant with my third child, although I look about eight months, and I've rarely been offered a seat, whether standing in front of a man, woman, or teenager.
I've heard from others that many people feel "if a pregnant woman can make her way to work, she can stand up for half an hour."
I'd like to educate those people on a few points. Yes, there are women fortunate enough to experience a beautiful, symptom-free pregnancy, but most women have side effects that can be difficult to deal with during pregnancy and some are downright painful - from nausea to lower back pain to varicose veins, pelvic pain and all kinds of other conditions in between.
I will also point out that, while I am able to go to work, I can sit most of the day at the office and don't have a concern that the building I work in will suddenly come to an abrupt halt and throw me across to the other side of the room, while my baby and/or I could be seriously injured should a train, métro or a bus need to stop abruptly, especially since a woman's equilibrium is off-balance during pregnancy.
So I would ask that the next time you see a pregnant woman on the train, bus or métro, stop pretending to be asleep or engrossed in your paper or novel (yeah - we know your tricks) and offer her your seat.
Q. What is it with people and their backpacks on buses? I use the bus daily to go to work. ... I don't have a problem with people carrying backpacks on their shoulder or back when the bus is not crowded. But what annoys me immensely are people who feel the need to be attached to their backpacks like babies on an umbilical cord and push their way [through] a crowded bus. I make it a habit to take mine off and carry it in my hands; it is just proper etiquette. Some of these people should take bus etiquette 101.
A. With all the delays and breakdowns on commuter trains, buses and métro recently, the public transit network seems to have become fertile ground for resentment. Just last week, irate commuters on the Deux Montagnes train started pushing and shoving and the argument ended with someone pulling the emergency brake, causing a 20-minute delay.
And yet the delays shouldn't prevent commuters from being considerate toward each other, say two Université de Montréal sociology professors. Being helpful might even brighten one's trip, given the positive effect such action can have on oneself and onlookers, said Jacques Hamel, who teaches courses on youth culture at the U de M.
But "it's not surprising" there's a short supply of altruism in transit, he added. "It hasn't been taught in schools and by parents" as much as it once was. "We're a much more individualist society."
Pierre Hamel (no relation to his colleague), who specializes in the study of social change in urban areas, said Montrealers are great at sharing - witness community gardens and neighbourhood co-operatives - but public transit seems to be a notable exception.
"It's like people forget about basic manners when they're in the métro," he said. "I've been in subways in many cities and Montreal is pretty special that way. In Tokyo, for example, people stand to one side on the escalators to let people pass. And they notice if an older person or a pregnant woman needs a seat."
The Société de transport de Montréal and the AMT should play an educational role and work with schools and community groups to educate people, he added. It should not be a short-lived ad campaign, but rather a gradual, multi-layered attempt to make people more conscientious about sharing public transit respectfully.
..Come on Get some manners folks, one day you little creeps will be older & I hope somone treats you like you like to treat people.........Personally I'd like you to experience some old school etiquette..............Whack !!! hahahahahaha & guess what you hear,nothing but whinning .............but only after they got off the bus.
Sometimes People Need to be Shown ,.'Where to get Off' hahahahahha
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