A Bronxville-bound woman let her noblesse oblige slip just a bit on the train recently, and the Patch-Bronxville reporter was there to record the rider’s foul behavior.
Jay Wilson writes of a recent trip on Metro-North, and a woman on board who made that trip less than stellar:
The cell phone conversation soon escalated, with the woman loudly admonishing the woman at the other end – her mother – over some slight.
Still sitting in her yoga-position, her language began to emulate the late Sam Kinison’s profanity-laced rants. Eyebrows began to raise, looks were exchanged among the other passengers.
By the time we hit Mount Vernon, the young woman was in full meltdown, literally screaming at the top of her lungs, completely oblivious (or simply not caring) that she was disturbing the other passengers.
And here’s the thing, she was fortunate in that all of us nearby were guys – guys in our twenties and thirties, that regarded this whole scene as a bit of an amusement, and thus were fairly tolerant.
That détente wasn’t to last – a passenger detraining at Mount Vernon pounded on her window at the platform, giving her the dirtiest of looks. By Fleetwood, our seatmate couldn’t take it anymore, stood up, and shouted at her “pack it in! Pack it IN!”
As it turns out, the trainsgressions-rich rider ended up getting some payback when Bronxville rolled around.
One note to the reporter: We never, ever refer to sneakers as “tennis shoes” here in New York.