Sunday, June 11, 2006

LIRR Commuter from Hell makes the NYT

Well, almost. The Wimps at the gray lady didn't post a link! What a buncha chickens.

Here's the story info:

As the train neared Hunterspoint Avenue, one commuter revealed his own approach to problems on the train: "If there's really bad behavior on the train, I simply take a cellphone photo and post it to my Web site."

He has nicknamed some offenders: the Baritone, Barefoot Guy [not to be confused with foot man] and Nail Polish Narcissist. "I realized I needed a healthier outlet than sending my blood pressure up by getting into an argument," he said.

[LIRR Commuter Council] Ms. Krebelj-Douglas was amused by his solution, and she sees humor as part of the Commuters Council's approach, too.

"Ideally, we'd like the L.I.R.R. to put up posters based on our research," she said. "Something clever that pokes fun at it, that doesn't feel like a lecture."




Source:
If Train Riders Don't Mind Their Manners, a Commuter Group Will
BEN GIBBERD
NYTimes, June 9, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/09/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/11litrain.html

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Sweet... congrats on the quote and non-publicity...

Posted by: Tim | Jun 12, 2006 10:18:37 AM

isn't that the second mention in the NYT in as many weeks?

Posted by: toddZ | Jun 12, 2006 9:58:25 PM

Had a horrific train ride into the city today and was thinking of blogging about how much the LIRR suck, when I came across your very entertaining and useful blog. You should toss a note or card with your blog URL to those folks who make it to your blog so they can really see what now famous wankers they are....peace and keep up the good work.
As I will keep my voice down when I get a call on my cell.

Lata
Tw

Posted by: Tim | Aug 30, 2006 12:08:48 PM

Is this blog over now?

It's been months since your last post. I ride LIRR everyday and I know there are still commuters from hell out there. I see them everyday.

Anyway great site. I look forward to your next post.

- David 23

Posted by: david | Oct 13, 2006 2:03:20 PM

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