Monday, November 23, 2009

Move Your Bag Keep Your Life!

I've been bothered many times by folks who choose to have a bag placed in a seat on the train. Now I'm not bothered by just the bag on the seat instead it's the general apathy towards moving it for a human to sit. COME ON PEOPLE! If your bag is so precious that it cannot sit on the floor, place it in your lap. It's quite simple to me. However it seems not everyone feels this way and on this past Saturday aboard a D-Train in Manhattan this mindset caused a fatality.

Two NYC MTA riders are on the D-Train in they city. One has a seat with a bag on the seat next to him. A man who is standing would like to sit in the aforementioned seat but is denied much like driving to hole on Shaq. The problem is the sitting man was not 7'1 nor 300+ lbs. He also didn't plan on the man he was denying having a temper and a knife. The standing man apparently an exterminator stabs the man siting in the neck and kills him.

Should this man have stabbed another man because he was denied a seat for a bag, probably not. Do I understand his frustration? ABSOLUTELY! The arrogance displayed on the MTA on a daily basis can be quite ridiculous. Now I don't see this shooter being seen as some sort of Bernhard Goetz, the city isn't in the same space currently. However I do feel some folks might not have so much sympathy for the "victim" in this case.

Lesson to be learned: MOVE YOUR BAG!

Read the full story HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Edward1:16 AM

    I heard about this too. It's a shame but at the same time I wouldn't have blamed him for being angry but stabbing the dude with a knife? That's a bit over the top. Granted he had a reason and his temper got to him, but yeah it is frustrating to see people not giving up their seats for their fellow passengers on the trains. A similar example like this took place on my train earlier yesterday when a kid decided to take up about two to three seats on the train by lying down on the seats. I ask myself, whatever happened to being respectful and having decency but I tell myself kids will be kids. But the bottom line regarding this whole situation is this... A person got killed over some nonsense while another person is going to have an uncertain future. Like ML said: "It's a damn shame!"