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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jan 2016 2:36 p.m. PST

… isn't.

OK. Not news.

First, I acknowledge anyone's right to ride the Metro and carry a RORO with equipment on it. But along with that right (OK, to counter the rant, praise. Possibly the test General Misuse of Time in the military was Navy "Rights and Responsibilities" training – all rights come with responsibilities. Good stuff.) comes the responsibility to ensure you are not impeding others.

So, here's some ideas …

– Don't park your RORO directly in front of the doors.
– Consider travel some time outside of rush hour. Go have a couple beers and come back later.
– If you have to be there then, at least get off the train, let people get on and off, then get back on. If people in wheelchairs can do it, you and your RORO should do fine.

Terrement06 Jan 2016 2:48 p.m. PST

Can't fix stupid.

There's likely a few folks who slip up but the turnip brained folks will not understand that there is even a problem, let alone that they are it, nor remember the next time.

Then there's the self important folks who NEED to block the door/aisle because it is what's most convenient for THEM!


tkdguy06 Jan 2016 2:53 p.m. PST

Common courtesy doesn't seem to be very common these days, or in the last few decades, for that matter.

Inkpaduta06 Jan 2016 3:15 p.m. PST

What is a RORO?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jan 2016 3:43 p.m. PST

Sorry, my assumption is showing … Roll On, Roll Off – a small rolling carrier, for stuff about the size of a small suitcase.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2016 4:00 p.m. PST

Common sense and common courtesy are no longer common.

tkdguy06 Jan 2016 7:14 p.m. PST

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galvinm06 Jan 2016 7:31 p.m. PST

They are entitled to block the way. Anything else would be an inconvenience to them. And, it is all about THEM. Just ask. How dare you take issue?

Sarcasm mode off.

I Agree commom sense and common courtesy are no longer the norm. They are becoming more exceptional every year.

charared Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2016 10:14 p.m. PST

"Common Courtesy" is an uncommon "virtue" today!!!


zoneofcontrol07 Jan 2016 5:33 a.m. PST

Sounds like the flea market at any given wargames con. LOL! Why those uppity, thoughtless wargamer snobs with their huge backpacks and messenger bags…

dapeters07 Jan 2016 9:06 a.m. PST

"Common courtesy" we just don't care anymore. We are so caught up in our perceived rights, that we are entitled to be jerks. You see it on campuses and right now out west.

Terrement07 Jan 2016 11:16 a.m. PST

Not just our west, I'm afraid.

I'd add to the list parents who bring their un-taught children to (fill in the blank) and just let them run wild with no concern as to how that affects the experience of other diners/shoppers/etc.

tkdguy07 Jan 2016 12:54 p.m. PST

I've been cussed out by people for helping them or even just showing common courtesy to them.

Jemima Fawr11 Jan 2016 1:04 p.m. PST

RORO: link

No need to thank me. It's a service I'm happy to provide for free.

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