Wednesday, December 9, 2009

10 Public Transportation Etiquette Tips

This is the time of year when it’s cold, you have to wear many layers, and then cram yourself onto a hot bus or train. To make your commute, more pleasurable please remember these ten tips.


  1. Your bags don’t need a seat.

Honestly if you pick up your bag and put it under your feet more people will have seats. Wouldn’t you hate getting on the train/bus that is overly crowded and come to find out there was a seat available but someone decided to use it for their bag!

  1. Use your inside voice.

I know it’s really hard to wait to call your friend and tell them how great things are in your life. So if you are going to talk on your cell phone, please use your inside voice, you don’t have to shout.

  1. Throw Away Your Trash!

Your mother doesn’t live on public transportation and won’t walk after you to pick your mess. There are lots of trash cans every five feet when you got off the train. Pick up your trash, take it with you, and throw it away.

  1. Turn down your music.

Honestly I don’t care what you are listening to, nor do I care how loud your really cool MP3 player can go. Turn it down!

  1. Bad Mood?

Don’t let it show. If you do, you might end up ruining someone else’s day.

  1. Wait for others to get off the train before you get on. Get off the train to let other people exit.

Enough said.

  1. Smile!

It could possibly cause a domino effect and make someone else’s day better.

  1. Men and women, chivalry isn’t dead.

If you see an elderly person or a pregnant woman standing, give up your seat. If you see someone have a problem getting a stroller onto a bus, help them.

  1. Try soap.

It works and it’s cheap.

  1. Have a cold? Bring tissues and sneeze or cough into the tissue.

And then throw it away.


If you have any tips you would like to add please comment below, I would love to hear them.

4 comments:

limeduck said...
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limeduck said...

11. Other people have to use that pole, too. You know who you are and you know what I'm talking about.

Lauren said...

how about not putting your feet on seats and making them extremely messy for whoever will sit there later? And keeping wet umbrellas off seas too...

Welcome to Random Babblings & Stuff ! said...

Limeduck, your 100% right. As a short persona I have that problem all the time. Someone leaning against the pole and I can't reach over their heads to hang on. Don't hog the pole. :)

Lauren, yes! I think some people think they are the only ones riding the train. Oh well hopefully those people are reading this post. :)