So for those of you who may not ride very often, here’s a primer on proper spacing in the much-maligned seating.
- On an empty car, pick the last seat at the far end of the car. It’s the only seat that offers any elbow room since there’s a gap at the end. You can even put your bag there.
- As the car fills, you always leave a gap seat if possible between you and your neighbor.
- When just single seats are available, you pick the one next to the skinny person.
- If the single seat that is open is between two big people, most people don’t want to sit down. But I’m one of those people who will, so watch out. However, I am considerate enough to lean forward and push my shoulders next to yours.
- On your commute home as folks exit, if you’re seated next to someone you have to move if you see three empty seats in a row.
These are some simple rules that will make yours – and others’ – commute more comfortable.
But what have I forgotten? Add your own rules in comments.
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