What Is the Most Obnoxious Behavior You've Seen on Public Transit?

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Manspreading—the phenomenon where males require extra room on trains for their oversized scrotums—has been in the news lately with several reports of men being arrested on the New York City subway for occupying more than one seat. Surely this isn’t the worst offense committed on our public transportation systems?


While manspreading is often assholish and usually gross (and, it should be noted, not exclusive to men), it certainly isn’t the most obnoxious thing I’ve ever seen a human do on a train. Who else here has been hit in the face with an airborne fingernail clipping thanks to the self-manicuring woman across the aisle? Hold up. We are arresting people for taking up more than one seat but we let the public fingernail clippers run free???

Come on, you know you’ve been waiting to vent about that dude yelling at his mom on speakerphone on a packed, rush-hour train. Please describe your experiences in exquisite detail. Subways, trains, buses—we want to hear it all. No method of transportation is safe from the inconsiderate.

Photos via Men Taking Up Too Much Space on the Train


Total tie. I once watched a man take a huge dump on the A train right after I got on at Fulton station. That is not a fun ride under the river to Brooklyn. Second was the Bart in San Francisco, a homeless man who decided to drop his pants right in front of my wife and wiggle his bits at her. Dude behind him was an undercover transit cop that then body slammed them man who then pee’d himself. This was the same day I was mugged for my transit pass. I don’t go to NY or SF anymore.