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Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
12/16/2013 2:00:21 PM
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Re: Fa la la la la la
Thank you for clarifying, Venks! I once heard someone say that New York City was really like a small town. I think it's possible for people to get into circles in NYC that are really like mini-communities. The daily commute is certainly a small community, with the same folk there every day at the bus or train, the same ones walking together to work at the same time.

Venks
Venks  
12/16/2013 1:17:30 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Fa la la la la la
Well, Mary, regular travllers in Mumbai often board the same train daily. When I was in Mumbai for a pretty decent amount of time, I noticed something which striked me instantly, the same set of people getting into the same coach at the same time in the same local train, daily. This kinda created a sense of relief for me initially knowing that I am boarding the right train. These people though unknown to each other make you feel comfortable by just throwing a smile at you or sometimes greet you or even sometimes let you sit in their place. Somehow all this happens so many times in so many coaches all thru the day in Mumbai. People share their stories, tell all tales etc. I often silently observed and heard those conversations. It felt like Mumbai inspite of its hectic and busy schedule often lets its citizen share their part of the story who is completely unknown to them. I didnt see this happening in any other Indian city that I have visited so far.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
12/16/2013 10:33:01 AM
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Re: Fa la la la la la
Venks, now I must know what characterizes the unique way folk get into and out of subways in Mumbai! Can you describe it?

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/13/2013 4:06:17 PM
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Re: Public Transportation Stories
Ha! Thanks for the laugh, Resurgent... it's actually far too common that people take advantage of the crowded subway to act... er.... inappropriately. In New York City, there's even an automated announcement made on the subways that says, "a crowded subway train is no excuse for inappropriate sexual touching." The fact that they have to say that says a lot...

Venks
Venks  
12/13/2013 12:38:13 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Fa la la la la la
I don't know if I could stomach being stuffed into the subway

Mary, Do you foresee such a thing happening in subway 5-10 years from now?

Venks
Venks  
12/13/2013 12:35:48 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Fa la la la la la
Huh, I cant believe this video. And more so if I read it as happening in Japan !

Anyways I have travelled in such a cramped train in Mumbai's local train. People in Mumbai have a distinct way of getting into and out of the train. You too can learn this unique way if you observe people and try to immitate them.

stotheco
stotheco  
12/13/2013 10:00:36 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Fa la la la la la
The more the merrier...but in this case, I doubt it is! I never got used to being crammed into such a crowd myself. Probably never will.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
11/30/2013 8:32:33 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Public Transportation Stories
Mary,

I hope I do not get banned for telling these Public Transportations Stories,

1.  A passenger got on a bus with not seemly available seats....the passenger sees a small seat between two people(the side seats) and ask if they could squeeze in.  The other passengers said yes but it is warm.  The passenger squeezed in and with an innocent voice said it is soft,   warm,   cozy and listen I can talk in your ear with my hot breath without even moving my head....the other passenger said stop you are making me excited and everyone on the bus had a good laugh all the way to work.

 

True Story

PeterJ
PeterJ  
11/30/2013 9:30:54 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Fa la la la la la
I do get a kick out of seeing these.....at least it's with white gloves!!

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
11/28/2013 1:23:47 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Fa la la la la la
I don't know if I could stomach being stuffed into the subway, but it looks like everyone is one board with it in Tokyo, so to speak! It looks completely natural.

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