Even The Well-Educated Need Etiquette Lessons

Don’t let this hap­pen to you. Here is a video of a self pro­claimed “well-educated” woman get­ting into an argu­ment with a Metro North Conductor.

The woman boarded the New York bound train last week in West­port, and was appar­ently speak­ing loudly on her cell phone and using pro­fan­ity. When the con­duc­tor asked her to stop using pro­fane lan­guage, the woman replied, “I was not curs­ing. Excuse me, do you know what schools I’ve been to and how well-educated I am?”

Here are a few train eti­quette tips for you to keep in mind the next time you ride the rails to your next destination.

  • Don’t sit in a seat that was not assigned to you.  If it is open seat­ing then pick your seat and do not put your things on the seat next to you.
  • If using your cell phone every­one does not need to hear your con­ver­sa­tion and do not use profanity
  • Avoid eat­ing smelly foods
  • Par­ents con­trol your children
  • Clean up after your­self.  Weather in the bath­room, din­ing car or your seat always put your trash in the trash can.

Remem­ber Eti­quette is mak­ing other peo­ple feel comfortable.