PR Connection: Mind Your Manners on the Train!

July 12, 2010 at 9:55 am (PRCA 3330 PR Connections)


          I found this post on the homepage today and I felt a close connection to what the man who wrote it was going through. The post is entitled: Train Etiquette – A grumpy 22 year old’s code of locomotive conduct and it was posted by James Dunn who is a 22 year-old male that lives somewhere in Great Britain. As I described in a previos blog entry of my own, I am in Europe for the month of July and some of August and I have seen some odd things happening on the trains I have recently ridden on.

          He wrote the blog post while sitting on a train “wedged between a window and a man whose arse takes up one and a half seats, who seems to enjoy as his only form of sustenance cheese and onion crisps,” according to the first paragraph of his post.

          While on this miserable train ride, he made up a list of six things that should not happen on a train ride in order to have an enjoyable journey to one’s destination. Here is a brief summary of each point he makes on the list:

  1. No smelly foods!
  2. Try and keep your young children and babies on their best behavior while riding on a train. If they cannot do this, then find another form of transportation.
  3. Be courteous when talking on your cell phone; no one wants to listen to your awfully loud ringtone or hear you shouting and rambling on about various topics.
  4. Keep the public displays of affection to a minimum.
  5. Do not sleep on a train if you are unable to refrain from: snoring, drooling, snuggling against/resting your head upon a stranger’s shoulder, talking in your sleep, and most importantly sleeping through your stop.
  6. Keep your shoes on if your feet smell horrible; I love the words he chooses to describe this with in his post, “If your feet smell like damp stilton, keep your feet in your shoes, we all shouldn’t have to suffer because you have an inability to shower.”

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