Category Archives: cell phone

Train Etiquette From Chinese Dissidents

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, demonstrating perfect “Chatterblox” technique in today’s NY Times. Thanks to Saugatucker for passing it along. If he can do it, you can too.

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Anatomy of a Shush!

Five and a half years of regularly riding the rails, and I don’t believe I’d seen this before: a rider telling another rider to be quiet. I see the passive aggressive attempts at shushing, aka the stinkeye, every damn day. … Continue reading

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A Sequel to ‘Flakes on a Train’?

No, the new film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is not about the woman behind you on the 5:27 out of Grand Central last night.

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Jersey Jim Says Garden Staters Are Very Well Educated Too

The average IQ of our morning commute swelled to stunning exuberance¬†this morning, as a blown transformer in New Brunswick early this morning halted service on the Northeast Corridor, and caused residual delays in the rush hour service. We didn’t pick-up … Continue reading

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‘Well-Educated’ Westport Witch is ID’d

Call her Hermon Monster–the awful snob who was caught on camera hammering a Metro-North conductor with reports of her stunning education has been identified by the nameless, faceless blogosphere: Hermon Raju. [See the classic video here.] Of course, this is … Continue reading

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Loud Cellphone Yakker Booted Off Amtrak

Officials decided 16 hours of excessively voluble cellphone talking on a train’s quiet car was enough to get a woman booted off Amtrak. Offers Yahoo News: KOMO News reports that Lakeysha Beard says she felt “disrespected” by the incident, though … Continue reading

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Yakking and Snacking on Metro-North

Thanks to rider “Wayne” for sharing this bit of holiday joy on the rails. This guy got on at Yonkers, and blabbed and fooled with his cell phone the entire ride to GCT…and was he loud.¬† Loud when talking on … Continue reading

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Lest We Ever Forget Edwin Gallard, Patron Saint of Bad Decisions On Metro-North

Around this time of year each year, we: 1. Rake leaves 2. Lament the losing battle with daylight 3. Ponder Halloween costumes 4. Wonder how Eli and Peyton came from the same womb 5. Make fun of Edwin Gallard. Who … Continue reading

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Conductor Zings Rider With Game Misconduct

ConnecticEnergy popped in yesterday to offer up another dismal tale from the New Haven Line rails. He was sharing a four-seater with some Wall Street Master of the Universe out of Stamford. The Master of the Universe (MOV) was shouting … Continue reading

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NJT Tests Quiet Cars

This is fairly revolutionary. New Jersey Transit began testing no-cellphone cars on some trains yesterday, reports the NY Times. Michael Grynbaum has the scoop: As part of a three-month pilot program, 29 express trains between Trenton and Manhattan have acquired … Continue reading

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