Good old etiquette
Feb 14, 2017 | 12231 views | 0 0 comments | 568 568 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

The Transit Museum's "Transit Etiquette Exhibit" that opened on February 7 is worth the fare.

Its theme, "How I Learned To Stop Spitting And Step Aside In 25 Languages," is just as relevant for current riders.

In the 1960's, it was common to find clean and safe bathrooms, and it was a time when people respected authority and law. Previous generations of riders did not litter subway stations and buses.

Fast forward to today. Try looking for a proper way to depose of your old newspaper, as more trashcans are removed from stations. Riders have to deal with aggressive panhandlers, people hogging two seats, and perverts engaging in sexual activities.

Perhaps a return to etiquette practiced by previous generations of subway riders would not be so bad.


Larry Penner

Great Neck
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