Wednesday, September 24, 2008

You, my friend, are an asshole

I've tried to be good. I really have. But the ride home last night cracked me.

Here is a picture of CalTrain's bike car.

It's taken from the seating area directly above the bike racks. There are abouth 8 additional seats down below, and the upper seats are single row with that strange thing you see in the center.

bottom line, there is about a 1:2 ratio of bike spots to seats in the bike car. The bike racks are usually filled nearly to capacity and that means that quite a few cyclists have to seek seating in a different car.

I get on at San Francisco station and am usually the first cyclist on. Now, CalTrain makes us wait until the regular passengers board and quite a few of the have figured out that they don't have to wait if they go to the Bike car.

Which leads to assholes like this.

Note that not only did he grab a seat in the bike car, which I think is lame but not a shooting offence, he took advantage of the delay before cyclists could board to *spread his shit out* and set-up his personal office. It's hard to see in the pick but that's his bag and laptop on the chair facing him. And yes there were people who had to stand or find space in another car (bike cars are at the end of the train near the entrance, so these cyclists likely ended up several cars forward.

Congrats dude. You are an asshole.


At Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:09:00 PM, Blogger Argentius said...

At least you HAVE mass transit.

What part of teh Bay are you in now?

At Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:24:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

Office is in San Fran, home in San Carlos.

And it definitely is weird. It's great to have mass transit but there are also a ton of little things that would make it so much better.

Like a tazer to use on non-cyclists squatting in 2 seats.

At Thursday, September 25, 2008 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Matt Weyen said...

I would go the counter-asshole route, setting his stuff on the ground and take the seat.

At Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:54:00 PM, Anonymous e2thec said...

please tell me you sat on his laptop... please


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