Move Back Please!

sweetEvery time I ride the bus, I’m always annoyed by the folks who congregate around the back door. These folks not only block access to the back of the bus, they cause overcrowding in the aisle in front of them, restrict exit access for those behind them, and generally stop efficient movement within the bus.

Usualy it starts with one person who decides that they want to stand, but don

4 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 11:42 am

    I have a theory: Standing in the stairwell gives them something to lean on, as oppose to having to hang from the center bar.


  2. wayan (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 11:56 am

    Hmm… that theory could be true, but there are other poles to hold onto. Four in the back that I can think of right now, in addition to the hand holds on every seat back.


  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 12:37 pm

    Ah, but not one of them beats the broad metal and plastiglas of that stairwell. I’ll stand in the aisle when there’s room in the back, but I silent exult when I get that stairwell spot. I move off the bus and hold the doors for folks and then out of the stairwell when I can, but I’d much rather have a leaning spot than a handhold spot. Easier on my knees.


  4. wayan (unregistered) on July 8th, 2005 @ 1:03 pm

    So you’re one of them, eh? Wouldn’t sitting in a seat be even easier on your knees? It would sure be easier on the folks that have to squeeze past you. And you’re even one of those folks who stays in the stairwell when its not your stop (or near it)?!!

    Do you do the same on the Metro – hold onto the poles right near the door and not move down to the center of the car? Does Tiff know this? That you’re one of the reasons the Metro isn’t her dream transport method, and even makes me annoyed with it?



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