When I boarded the southbound Red Line at Morse at about 7:20 am last
I saw the most egregious violation ever of the “no bags on seat” rule.
A guy was sitting on the aisle with a briefcase on the window seat next
to him. Across the aisle from him, he had placed a large duffel bag and a
garment bag across both seats.
So, that’s one guy, four total seats.
People taking up a seat with their bags really ticks me off. So this
ignorant display of boorish behavior really had me steaming.
By Argyle the train car was getting crowded. As we left Argyle the guy
got up, reached across the aisle and piled the two bags on just the
window seat. So the aisle seat was now open. Then he picked up
the briefcase where he had been sitting and sat back down in the window
seat across the aisle from his pile of bags.
Well, thanks for that
At Lawrence, another guy took the empty seat next to the big pile,
placed HIS bag on the pile, and proceeded to surf the Net on his iPhone.
Meanwhile, I’m doing a slow burn. And all the way downtown other
passengers are giving the second guy the evil eye, thinking he had piled
his bags on the seat. All the while the first bad guy blithely rides to
the Loop, deflecting the blame for his boorishness.
I’m not sure why I let such behavior piss me off like that, but it