Ari Ofsevit spotted somebody sitting in the most comfortable seat on the Red Line today.
Past self-seaters on the T:
Literally unreal, the unmitigated selfish gall of individuals, specifically in Boston, who think nothing of causing an emergency hazard by parking their office chair in front of the bleeping doors. Absolutely unreal.
Have a brain?????????????? (or, more apropriately, "Yes, I have a brain, but I have zero care nor concern for my fellow citizen. Screw you all and screw your emergency responders too")
I'm sure he'd move.
Let me tell you something you may not be familiar with, idiot - as an emergency responder, and someone who HAS been on scene of accidents (rail and bus, specifically, and also motor vehicle/highway back in the day), the ONE THING that will harm and/or kill more other innocent civilians in an emergency is civilians who uncaringly/unwittingly/arrogantly create a barrier (or multiple barriers) to a safe escape for other people (i.e.women and children, etc)....Ask any firefighter, or EMT, or even police officer. When it involves mass-transportation, stupidity (be it by passengers or crews) kills more people than anything else.
Have a brain, people, please! And USE it - it could save your (or other peoples' lives).
There, now you can all proceed to defend the stupidity while I go back to getting ready to go to work tonight and (potentially) save your lives from nitwits like this.
Absolutely unreal. Clueless (and stubborn) idiots.
You can make your points just as effectively without resorting to insults.
Glad to see Boston EMS hires such sober-minded, respectable people as you. Hope I never have to call 9-1-1 when I'm in Boston...
Someone call the waaaaahmbulance.
Calm down dude. It was midday in a Saturday on an uncrowded train. One of the doors was cut out anyway (not opening due to a fault) so it wasn't a big issue. And since he positioned himself by the left-side doors it was only even a minor issue at park, the only station between Broadway (where he got on) and Charles (where he got off) that door opened.
Plus he was in the back car of the train which, at park, is the uncrowded end of the platform.
So should we all just never bring any bag or parcel on the train? Let's all drive everywhere, that's safer for everyone.
Go climb a tree.
The thing has wheels! It's not a chesterfield. Deep breaths.
Yup, and this is somehow worse than bicycles, luggage, or SUV-sized baby carriages you see every day, how exactly?
Nitwits defending nitwits. Unreal.
Hopefully you'll feel the same way after your mother, God forbid, is trapped aboard the next Green Line train that smashes into another (not that that's ever happened before, eh?), catches fire, and people are trapped and die because some JACKASS decided to park a chair or hey, why not a recliner or sofa near or in the path of the exits. Totally unreal how STUPID people are . Literally unreal.....Worse are the idiots who defend the stupidity.
Lemme guess, you went to college here too, eh?
I agree with your basic premise: People shouldn't bring large furniture on the train; that's why God gave us hatchbacks.
But, really? It's not like that chair is some giant immobile thing that can't be easily moved, especially not on a Saturday with few passengers (the other chairs I've run photos of have been similar).
Of the Green Line crashes I've covered over the past years, there have yet to be any injuries caused by office chairs lodged in front of the doors. Are you aware of people who've attempted to bring recliners or sofas on a trolley?
You may be the biggest idiot here.
Now what am I?
Please use respectful language.
You do realize Adam is our host out here on this forum. You can disagree with him - but you can refrain from the insults.
You need one giant chill pill buddy. That first responder power seems to have gone to your head - AND your fingers.
Are you aware of people who've attempted to bring recliners or sofas on a trolley?
My husband's theatre group in college transported a loveseat on a B train, around 2005. They were moving it from the storage unit where they kept props and costumes to the theater where they play was being performed, maybe 3-4 stops away. Everyone got to their destination safely and without incident.
They enjoyed the ride in style on a comfy seat, though they firmly felt they were lucky that the driver allowed them to do something that stupid.
I sit corrected!
Make sure you ban those SUV baby strollers first, however.
Especially when there are multiple strollers blocking the front of almost every bus during the day.
The gall of some people...
was heavier and took up more space than that chair.
As did some Target runs for Sterilite totes.
An office chair is no less mobile than a human being. In some ways it's easier to move, since it's lighter, and you don't need the human's cooperation to move it. And it's certainly more mobile than a wheelchair, since the wheels can pivot out of tight spaces. Trains are full of lots of things which block exits, there's no rational reason to treat office chairs differently than all the other things people take on trains, when office chairs are, in the grand scheme of things, one of the easiest things to move out of the way.
Is it really so unlike a wheelchair?
Dial back on the coffee, buddy. The only thing that's unreal here is how upset you are at a guy sitting in a chair.
Gonna guess you are more troll than first responder. Guy had to move a chain, sat down. Easy to move. But, maybe you are right. Let's agree to ban the obese, slow-moving elderly, and...worst of all...those jerks in wheelchairs. Freakin' handicapped people blocking doors will be the death of us all. Jerks!
I have to say, we have those chairs in my office, and they're not remotely comfortable. I think I'd prefer the T's seats.
empty enough to squeeze onto with a chair.
you being condescending might be warranted if you were proving any sort of point.
pretty sure the OP was just commenting on how the red line is usually pretty busy. maybe you can point out where they asking for an explanation as to why.
seems more like you just found out about lmgtfy, and are completely unaware how much the general population finds it completely obnoxious.
The chair is smaller than some luggage I've seen on the T,or some of the baby stroller -parent runners. Or the two wheel shopping carts,football bags,hockey bags and even bicycles at the approved times.
I'd like to sit on that chair at the front of on empty train car, and wait till it accelerates out of a stop. Then ride to the back of the car.
Then do it again.
What a way to spend a Saturday morning!
Yep. No big deal...Never happened here, so it probably never will...and, after all, what's the worst that could happen, anyways? No biggie.
Kings Cross fire
What did able-bodied people in rolling office chairs on nearly empty trains have to do with any of these?
Not literally, no. Not even figuratively, really.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
So while hyperventilating yourself across the Internet in search of irrelevant articles to bolster your war on office chairs, you neglected to answer the above questions:
How is this chair worse than strollers?
Bicycles? (which are allowed during non-rush hours)
Someone I know was closing his office in Malden Center and giving away all of his office supplies. I took a rolling chair onto the Orange Line, changed at Downtown Crossing for the Red Line, got off at Davis and rolledl the chair home.
because I had no other way to move it.
You do it during off-peak hours, pick the emptiest car (the end of the train that's farthest away from the entrance), move to the end of the car, and in general just try to stay out of everyone's way as much as possible.
Use consideration for the other passengers, and don't even think about doing it during a rush hour.
He needs the chair in case the train erupts in flames and he can smash out a window easier.
He needs the chair because he doesn't feel comfortable sitting in seats that are never cleaned do to the public health scares.
He need the chair because studies show that passengers who bring there own chairs are less likely to get groped or robbed.
Yeah, in this case, the hoverboard would be chilling and the person could SIT on the wheels of the board, leaving a seat available for someone else, actually making more room for people who need to sit.
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