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Re: To the Backpack Gents of the PATH
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http://www.amazon.com/Sesame-Street-E ... ge-Backpack/dp/B003YE7534
A lot of them look too colorful and childish but this one might be the better choice out there.

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I would wear the HELL out of a grownup-sized backpack with Elmo on it. and I would take it off before getting on a PATH train.

There is no such thing as a gorwn-up size anything with Elmo on it unless you are working for Seseme Street. What or who are you trying to impersonate ? Act your age not your shoe size.


unless it's in your way on the train, what I wear on my back is my business. now, be helpful and find me an adult Elmo bag.

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I would wear the HELL out of a grownup-sized backpack with Elmo on it. and I would take it off before getting on a PATH train.

There is no such thing as a gorwn-up size anything with Elmo on it unless you are working for Seseme Street. What or who are you trying to impersonate ? Act your age not your shoe size.

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Honesty, unless you are jumping out of a plane, or it's your first day of kindergarten... no adult should be wearing a backpack to work.

Why use a briefcase or a suitcase when a backpack works great? It's not like my backpack has a giant Elmo design on it.


I would wear the HELL out of a grownup-sized backpack with Elmo on it.

and I would take it off before getting on a PATH train.

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Honesty, unless you are jumping out of a plane, or it's your first day of kindergarten... no adult should be wearing a backpack to work.
what? What am I supposed to carry my laptop, notebooks, and lunch in? I used to use a messenger bag but those things are killers for your shoulder. Why use a briefcase or a suitcase when a backpack works great? It's not like my backpack has a giant Elmo design on it.

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You can wear an eskimo suit for all I care just don't bump into me. And if it is not intentional I expect you to say sorry if not then I will assume you did it on purpose to distract or harm me. Especially if you do it more than one time. So don't smile or ingnore about it.

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Honesty, unless you are jumping out of a plane, or it's your first day of kindergarten... no adult should be wearing a backpack to work.


Perhaps many people are consultants and need to carry their laptop and other items to different clients on daily basis.


You, and some others, are totally missing the point. Carry whatever you need/want. I don't care what you carry, I just don't want you taking up valuable PATH real estate with your bag sticking out 2 feet from your body.

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Because most of the time they don't really know any better

Except for the dog poop thing, that's just being a dirty American.

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(along similar lines, why is it so hard to ride your bike in the direction of traffic? why is it so hard to lean over and pick up your dog's poop? a lot of things seem really, really difficult lately.)

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So, so true, JCbiscuit!

As for the others justifying the behavior, I can see why some people want to carry backpacks to work, but taking them off upon entering a train is plain, basic courtesy. There is no justification to keep them on in a crowded train.

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- Remove your backpack before entering the train.
- Move smartly to the spot you're going to stand in.
- Place your backpack between your feet.
- On arriving at your destination, reverse these steps.



WHY IS THIS SO HARD?!

(along similar lines, why is it so hard to ride your bike in the direction of traffic? why is it so hard to lean over and pick up your dog's poop? a lot of things seem really, really difficult lately.)

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- Remove your backpack before entering the train.
- Move smartly to the spot you're going to stand in.
- Place your backpack between your feet.
- On arriving at your destination, reverse these steps.



WHY IS THIS SO HARD?!

(along similar lines, why is it so hard to ride your bike in the direction of traffic? why is it so hard to lean over and pick up your dog's poop? a lot of things seem really, really difficult lately.)

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Honesty, unless you are jumping out of a plane, or it's your first day of kindergarten... no adult should be wearing a backpack to work.


Perhaps many people are consultants and need to carry their laptop and other items to different clients on daily basis.

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Some people bring lunch to work, maybe they bring clothes or running shoes from the gym. You guys should STFU and stop being pussies.


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I get you. I've BEEN you, carrying a backpack through crowded transit systems in Rome, Paris, Madrid. Put aside the fact that I was traveling for 8 weeks while you're going to work for the day, and I understand it's easy to lose your spatial awareness of that big thing on your back. You don't see it. I get that.

Nonetheless, here are a few simple steps to make us all happier:
- Remove your backpack before entering the train.
- Move smartly to the spot you're going to stand in.
- Place your backpack between your feet.
- On arriving at your destination, reverse these steps.

With this simple process, you'll reduce your footprint on the train by half. I won't spend the ride with your bag jammed into my solar plexus. And the world will continue its revolutions.

Got it? Thanks.
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Some people bring lunch to work, maybe they bring clothes or running shoes from the gym. You guys should STFU and stop being pussies.


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Guys:
I get you. I've BEEN you, carrying a backpack through crowded transit systems in Rome, Paris, Madrid. Put aside the fact that I was traveling for 8 weeks while you're going to work for the day, and I understand it's easy to lose your spatial awareness of that big thing on your back. You don't see it. I get that.

Nonetheless, here are a few simple steps to make us all happier:
- Remove your backpack before entering the train.
- Move smartly to the spot you're going to stand in.
- Place your backpack between your feet.
- On arriving at your destination, reverse these steps.

With this simple process, you'll reduce your footprint on the train by half. I won't spend the ride with your bag jammed into my solar plexus. And the world will continue its revolutions.

Got it? Thanks.


I get the feeling you two have run into each other on the PATH...

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Honesty, unless you are jumping out of a plane, or it's your first day of kindergarten... no adult should be wearing a backpack to work.


Perhaps some people lead more interesting lives than you. Just a thought.

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Some people bring lunch to work, maybe they bring clothes or running shoes from the gym. You guys should STFU and stop being pussies.


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Guys:
I get you. I've BEEN you, carrying a backpack through crowded transit systems in Rome, Paris, Madrid. Put aside the fact that I was traveling for 8 weeks while you're going to work for the day, and I understand it's easy to lose your spatial awareness of that big thing on your back. You don't see it. I get that.

Nonetheless, here are a few simple steps to make us all happier:
- Remove your backpack before entering the train.
- Move smartly to the spot you're going to stand in.
- Place your backpack between your feet.
- On arriving at your destination, reverse these steps.

With this simple process, you'll reduce your footprint on the train by half. I won't spend the ride with your bag jammed into my solar plexus. And the world will continue its revolutions.

Got it? Thanks.

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Honesty, unless you are jumping out of a plane, or it's your first day of kindergarten... no adult should be wearing a backpack to work.

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Guys:
I get you. I've BEEN you, carrying a backpack through crowded transit systems in Rome, Paris, Madrid. Put aside the fact that I was traveling for 8 weeks while you're going to work for the day, and I understand it's easy to lose your spatial awareness of that big thing on your back. You don't see it. I get that.

Nonetheless, here are a few simple steps to make us all happier:
- Remove your backpack before entering the train.
- Move smartly to the spot you're going to stand in.
- Place your backpack between your feet.
- On arriving at your destination, reverse these steps.

With this simple process, you'll reduce your footprint on the train by half. I won't spend the ride with your bag jammed into my solar plexus. And the world will continue its revolutions.

Got it? Thanks.

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'tit for tat' or 'not my problem' attitudes.


+1.. well said

for the poster above me... you hit 'reply' under the post you want to quote, and then you hit the quote button on the next page that loads. just make sure you type the response underneath the quoted message, otherwise it will get confusing to the people reading it.


Aw shucks! Thanks ErinMaiden and Regulator! I'll be sure to give you my seat when I see you on the PATH! ;)

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Compared to the NYC subway, the PATH is paradise.

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During my pregnancy I actually never wanted a seat on the train... not until the very end at least. During my initial months, I was so nauseous that the slightest whiff of B.O., morning breath, or cigarette smoke made me want to barf. I didn't want to be close to other people at all. One time this well-meaning middle-aged man insisted I take his seat... I just grinned and beared it.

For me though, It makes me feel good to be nice to someone else and give them my seat. Whether they be old, preggers, injured, with a child... what have you. I sometimes feel that I'm the one who gets the benefit. "Yes, I am young! I am healthy! and I am being thoughtful!... go me!"

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Compared to the NYC subway, the PATH is paradise.

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LOL

Too bad there isn't a 1st class section, I would gladly pay 2x the price to be away from the plebs.



that's what the ferry is for!

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Yeah, but what about all these women who get pregnant just so that they can more easily get a seat on the PATH?


LOL

Too bad there isn't a 1st class section, I would gladly pay 2x the price to be away from the plebs.

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That certainly was MY motivation!

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Yeah, but what about all these women who get pregnant just so that they can more easily get a seat on the PATH?

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I don't believe anyone here can dispute that helping another fellow human being out is a good thing for society. Whether simply offering a seat up to a pregnant woman, or one carrying a baby, or moving over to allow a young child to simply stand in the front car to enjoy the view from the window....it's everyone's duty as a citizen of humanity to try to be nice to each other, because kindness is infectious, as is nastiness. SO the less nastiness the better for all involved.
Now, on a safety front, pregnant women and fathers/mothers holding small children are already off-balance. Do you really want to contribute to one of them possibly falling, hurting themselves, the child, or the unborn baby when the train jerks about? Simply because you were self-righteously thinking 'bout equality or whether the child is riding free vs. your paid fare??

If an adult male is holding a large, unwieldy package on his torso, (similar to a pregnant woman is) then I would hope that a fellow rider might offer his seat up, as would I, to anyone I see might need some help.
Let's not take it all to the women VS men talk, it's not really the point, is it? (for the record, although I always declined because I never really needed the seat, I rode the PATH throughout my pregnancy, rarely being offered a seat, or a pole to hold on to. The handful of times I was offered, was USUALLY by a woman and usually they mentioned they had children, so they were also mothers.)
Just because some folks decided to have children, and others did not, is not the point, with child, or childless, we need to think of how we can contribute to the overall happiness and wellbeing of our society, and not try to take on 'tit for tat' or 'not my problem' attitudes.


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don't know how to quote but right on wayne!

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Oh, yes, that WSJ/nap thing was very popular the summers I was pregnant. Two summer babies. They couldn't even say that they didn't see that nine month belly under a coat.

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A decade or so when i was livivng in hoboken, my big giant pregnant self would wobble onto the train after a long day at work on my feet and every WSJ or voice would suddenly become so interesting that it needed to be read mere inches from their noses. it pissed me off terribly. did their mothers raise them to be like that? I noticed a big difference when i started riding the jsq path. which coincided with my 2nd pregnancy. All the construction guys, and "blue collar", even the thugy looking kids are so much kinder to preggars and little kids etc in this town. IMO.

Interesting, so certain types of employment, and dishelved folks determine when seats will be given up kind of a head scracher. It's funny though and I'm not that surprised how the corporate world tunes out the needs for others. I for one when boarding the 33rd. St. bound train prior to Hoboken on the weekend will always get a seat but wonder which woman I will give the seat up to when arriving in Hoboken by then the seats are all taken. I was taught by my mother to do so and I bet those blue collar / thugs were as well.

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A decade or so when i was livivng in hoboken, my big giant pregnant self would wobble onto the train after a long day at work on my feet and every WSJ or voice would suddenly become so interesting that it needed to be read mere inches from their noses. it pissed me off terribly. did their mothers raise them to be like that? I noticed a big difference when i started riding the jsq path. which coincided with my 2nd pregnancy. All the construction guys, and "blue collar", even the thugy looking kids are so much kinder to preggars and little kids etc in this town. IMO.

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