Post # 1
So far my Monday has consisted of a neighbor discovering, upon her disgust, chicken bones on the sidewalk (her dog was trying to eat them, they looked like buffalo wings), a used diaper in front of the train station, and a guy being passive agressive with me over the ticket machines.
This is what they look like. There were 3 people in front of the left one and 1 lady in front of the one on the right. The one on the right is only for credit cards so I assumed that everyone else was just doing cash or something. So I waited behind the one lady, who was taking a while because she had trouble swiping her card right. When she was done with her purchase, I made my transaction and as I’m finishing up, the guy goes, “Thanks for cutting.”
He was not between both machines, which is what some people do, which would make it clear that you’re waiting for the next available machine in general. Dude was clearly waiting on the line that he chose and was just mad that my line turned out to be quicker. Sheesh.
I get that people have different ideas over line etiquette, but does this guy throw a fit when he’s at the grocery store waiting on his line and the person next to him who got on the other line later ends up getting checked out first? Seriously.
On another note, parts of where I live can be really disgusting. As in garbage literally strewn on lawns and on the sidewalk, there’s a maxi pad on one of the corners that has been there for months and I’ve come across panties on the sidewalk too.
Post # 3
I hate that. Train stations seem to bring out the worst in people. I have a semi-related story though. Some friends and I were at a train station in Italy trying to buy tickets on the machines. It was taking us longer than normal since we didn’t know Italian, so all of us tourists took up a line at one machine to free up the other machines. One lady started cutting lines asking if she could use the ticket machine next, and everyone said no. She came to us and in a bitchy tone said that we’d just take forever anyway since we’re tourists, and she would be done with her transaction quickly. We didn’t feel like arguing so we let her go next. Right as she pressed the Start button on the machine, an Out of Order message pops up on the screen. She ran off and proceeded to flip out at a train station worker. We were all laughing our asses off on the train ride.
Post # 4
Lol, where do you live? Sounds like minor stuff though. Forget that dude and have a great day!
Post # 5
@snd485: I work in NYC, so naturally we’re a bunch of grumps I think a lot of it has to do with the fast pace and crowdedness of it all.
@bleusteel: Yikes. Yeah, five minutes later this guy was talking aggressively to someone else on the train. It gets really, really crowded during rush hour.
Post # 6
@tmsing: Same is so true in London, everyone is really grumpy all the time! Today is luckily a public holiday, so I’m relaxing at home and looking forward to seeing my SO who I haven’t seen for 8 days!
Post # 7
My problem is not train station related, moreso “Ew, it’s Monday” related. Starting in 3 minutes, we have to start logging in and tracking our time hour by hour and writing what we do for the entirety of our day……every single day………from now until eternity. *wrinkles nose* I am not okay with this.
Post # 8
@icanhearyousmile: Welcome to my life (lawyer). >:( Billing in .6 increments is not fun.