The other day, I posted a story about a man who — upset at the traffic on Greens Farms Road — repeatedly parked his car perpendicular across both lanes, blocking everyone.
Now comes another transportation-related report — this one involving trains. An alert — and very irate — “06880” reader writes:
I ride the train every day. I notice from time to time when I get off at Greens Farms that someone leaves a huge pile of papers scattered on the floor for someone else to pick up. I always think to myself how terrible it is. I wonder how could someone be okay with doing this?
A few weeks ago I sat on the outside seat. I had to get up to let someone off at the Saugatuck station. As I did, a man also exited from the row right in front of me. Sure enough, there was the pile of papers.
I nicely asked if those were his papers. He looked at me and said “yes.”
I asked if he was going to leave them all over the floor for someone else to pick up.
He looked at me again. He again said “yes.” Then he walked off the train.
I passed the story along to my business partner, who got off at Greens Farms with me.
Last night my business partner sat across from the same guy, who did the same thing.
Apparently every day, he leaves his mess for someone else to clean up.
In this day and age, while many of us are talking about privilege, and how to teach our kids to do the right thing, this is a sad reminder that some people just don’t care.
[NOTE: The reader sent me a photo. The man appears to be in his 50s; he’s average height, average build, and wears glasses. His hair is graying at the temples. I have decided to take the high road — not the below-the-tracks road he travels — and not post it here. — Dan Woog]