Dear all passengers: I love seeing your feet. I couldn’t even work on my Japanese adventure photos, I had to stop and take pictures of your feet, so everyone can see how wonderful they are! The woman on my train last night really took the cake. Feet way up in the air on the back of the train seat all the way up to Mount Kisco. Not long after I snapped the photo, she took her feet down and put her boots back on in order to leave the train. When she stood up, she just looked like the picture in my mind of a stereotypical Westchester woman. She appears all prissy… she’s the kind of woman that would easily spend two hundred and fifty dollars on boots without a second thought. Except when on the train, those boots just won’t do. They need to come off!
The following lady didn’t really show me her feet. But she fuckin’ loves Metro-North, so she wore her happy socks, and put them up on the seat so everyone can see:
The following picture is old, and I’ve posted it before. But when I think about showing your bare feet on the train, this is what I think in my mind:
In other news, quite a while ago I found this blog called You Parked Like a Jackass. There is a high likelihood that at some point in your life you’ve seen someone park like a jackass. Horribly crooked, taking up two spots, or three, or (the horror!) four! People submit photos of horribly parked cars in lots, and you can even print out “Jackass cards” to leave on the windshield of those cars.
Many mornings in Goldens Bridge I see a van that really parks like a jackass. Well, I can’t really say that they park. Whoever is driving goes to the station, assumedly to wait for someone getting off the train. Instead of waiting in line at the entrance like most cars, the driver attempts to park. Horribly. If you are not handicapped, you are a real asshole to park in a handicapped spot. But a true asshole takes up multiple handicapped spots. What if there really was a handicapped person that needed the spot? Most days there are several other spots available when this person is around. But still, I just have to wonder why someone feels it necessary to diagonally park over two handicapped spots and a place you aren’t supposed to park. Mind you this is not an isolated incident. Note the snow in the picture on the left. This happens all the time.
Just add that to the list of people that probably abuse handicapped spots at the station. Kinda like the guy that is late for the train, parks in the closest handicapped spot, and runs like hell to catch that train that is pulling into the station.
On Merseyrail, my local network, it’s actually against the law to put your feet on the seat – if a guard catches you, you can be taken to court, fined, and given a criminal record!
Wow, a criminal record for putting your feet on the seats? I know I have heard some stories about people on the NY subway getting fined for putting their feet up, but it doesn’t seem like it is a rule that is much enforced… and when it *is* it seems to be late at night when nothing is going on. People complain that they ought to be fining them when they are putting their feet up and preventing someone on a full train from sitting. That is pretty obnoxious. As are the folks that find it necessary to remove their shoes/socks and *then* put their feet up on the seat.
oh my god. I can’t even begin to tell you what a huge pet peeve of mine this is. I will never understand how people think this is acceptable. I can’t believe how high that woman’s feet were! And that other one – BAREFOOT?!?! I have never seen that! (not yet anyway) I have a blog drafted on this subject, I will definitely link to this post. People are so effing nasty. Seriously.
Oh, they are. So nasty. I do believe that one evening my train has a person that seriously flung shit all over the bathroom, which was partially visible on the door or something. People were talking about it, but it was certainly not something I was going to go and investigate. I guess worse does happen :P
Lol and you so went to town today commenting on here. You make me feel important :P
I haven’t looked at anyone’s blog in weeks. Yours is the only I’ve seen so far. I didn’t realize how much I missed it, you do such a great job! Just reading yours and seeing your photos made me miss blogging too. I’m trying to work on one now. I’m having a really hard time writing lately.
Well I am honored that you took the time to look at mine. Thanks for the compliments. But yes, do go and write something because I miss looking at your stuff too. You always manage to get some brilliant photos with your camera, despite the fact that it is always breaking on you, haha.
I meant specifically I didn’t realize how much I missed *your* blog – you’re so thorough and post great content. So it was a pleasure getting caught up :) Now wish me luck on my own poor neglected blog…
I hate when stupid people do this. That one lady with her feet up that high though, wow.