Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html en-gb 30 Tue 16 Sep 2014 23:53:37 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html timewaitsfornoman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=95#comment21 20 happylaze "legion are my thoughts but not my fingers."As I suspected was the reason. Thanks. Wed 21 Jan 2009 15:57:26 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=90#comment20 Sinister devils, and gauche as well! Wed 21 Jan 2009 15:40:29 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=86#comment19 time , legion are my thoughts but not my fingers. but I will try. sometimes I like medium rare sometimes well done.but stewed if not on my list. Wed 21 Jan 2009 15:21:47 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=81#comment18 lol 16 Tim but you know what lefties are they are untrustworthy. MA gherkin and al must be right. I saw it.HEEEELLLPPPP.If I ever meet him I will shake hands with both hands lest he draw his sword with the other.Then again maybe he might like some art seeing as he is a lefty.Seriously What a great day. Wed 21 Jan 2009 15:17:40 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=77#comment17 Justin:People are always polite on the Metro...~Dennis Junior~ Wed 21 Jan 2009 05:43:25 GMT+1 American Sport Fan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=72#comment16 I was a great Speach. It made me proud to be an american. Tue 20 Jan 2009 22:25:55 GMT+1 timohio http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=68#comment15 re. 9. happylaze:"I've been Ayn Randed, nearly branded, a communist 'cause I'm left-handed" (Paul Simon, A Simple Desultory Philippic)Heck, why do you think I voted for him? It wasn't the race thing, or even the politics. I was going for a fellow leftie ;-)If it softens the blow any, most left-handed people are actually ambidextrous (we have to be) with a preference towards the left hand. And anyway, left-handedness isn't confined to one party. Here's the list of previous southpaw presidents:James A. GarfieldHerbert HooverHarry S. TrumanGerald FordRonald ReaganGeorge H.W. BushBill Clinton Tue 20 Jan 2009 20:41:26 GMT+1 SamTyler1969 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=63#comment14 Justin,Apoloies for the phrasing of my previous post.May I inquire as to whether you sang the lady in question a Bellamy Brothers song in response?Lyrical Sam Tue 20 Jan 2009 20:11:52 GMT+1 timewaitsfornoman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=59#comment13 9 happylaze "he's left handed!" I noticed. My brother and both my sons are and I know it's not easy in a right handed world. Rule number one: do not sit on their left side at dinner. Always seat them at the end of the table or in the case of my sons, beside each other.I enjoyed the ceremony and liked his speech. I think it was what a lot of people in the rest of the world were hoping to hear. I was happy to hear it!Could I ask you a small favour? Is it possible for you to slow down a bit? When you're "on a roll" I often have a hard time trying to figure out exactly what it is you are saying. And I do enjoy your posts. Well, the ones I understand! Tue 20 Jan 2009 19:18:51 GMT+1 adamnvillani http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=54#comment12 I ride the Metro in L.A. every day and there's definitely still a bit of chivalry remaining as gentlemen will give up their seats to ladies, especially pregnant, aged, or infirm ones. A frail-looking old man will get the same treatment.That being said, there's a good amount of pushing if there's a crowd on the way in. Tue 20 Jan 2009 19:03:57 GMT+1 hms_shannon http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=50#comment11 Justin, Glad you met a civilised fellow traveler.Last time I drove out of Boston,I was a little slower than the locals Filtering right through a red.I was hooted at & given the middle finger.In Boston there is no quarter given, your quick or your dead... Tue 20 Jan 2009 18:48:53 GMT+1 BienvenueEnLouisiana http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=45#comment10 And with the sound of cheers and trumpets George Washington's legacy lives on... Tue 20 Jan 2009 18:36:43 GMT+1 OldSouth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=40#comment9 Dear Justin: Happy to hear this report from the Metro. One of your strengths is that you regularly let the rest of the world know about the basic friendliness of the average American. It was heartening to see the general atmosphere of good cheer at the Inauguration, and to hear the John Williams piece performed--truly a great American moment. (It's a tribute to Mr. Obama's confidence that he was willing to follow that moment with his offering to the proceedings.)Here's hoping that sense of good cheer can prevail, because we all have a lot to go through in the coming years! Tue 20 Jan 2009 18:17:35 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=36#comment8 Did you all notice?I wish someone had pointed this out earlier, cause you know what they say about them , but he's left handed!;) Tue 20 Jan 2009 18:11:01 GMT+1 SamTyler1969 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=31#comment7 This post has been Removed Tue 20 Jan 2009 16:31:05 GMT+1 American Sport Fan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=27#comment6 This is a proud day for America. HIstory is being made. Godspeed to the New Administration. Tue 20 Jan 2009 16:29:42 GMT+1 Gary_A_Hill http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=22#comment5 It's evident that the poster is not simply a posterized and reversed image of the photograph, which might raise copyright questions. The National Portrait Gallery recently acquired the original of the poster, so I assumed it was a painting. Tue 20 Jan 2009 16:07:51 GMT+1 middlecroony http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=18#comment4 That smell though. I think people are nice just so they don't have to open their mouths and breath the air.I prefer cabbie conversation.... and either you're nice or your not. We shouldn't pat ourselves on the back for being naturally what we should be anyway. If you tally all the good deeds or niceties you've commited at the end of the day, than is an obvious stuggle for you. Tue 20 Jan 2009 15:38:15 GMT+1 SaintDominick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=13#comment3 I always enjoyed riding the Metro in the DC area. It is clean, convenient, and I seldom encountered problems. The exceptions involved the large masses I had to deal with when I attended football (soccer) games at RFK and people kept stepping on my toes. Fortunately, I had no problem conveying my displeasure to the culprits in a language they could understand. Tue 20 Jan 2009 15:31:59 GMT+1 happylaze http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=9#comment2 oh the joys of public transport. many forget that there is joy in sharing time with the strangers next to you. a good way to break down barriers .unless you're a bigot of course(any colour bigot, Bigots) Tue 20 Jan 2009 15:25:23 GMT+1 Gord55 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=4#comment1 I want to express my deepest hopes for next President of USA. Beside the historic fact that this is first not-white President, hopes are related to stabilizing economy and providing people with decent way of living. In today's hectic daily schedule normal standards of family life are pushed away with "more important" things, like getting more money, big house, nice car etc. Harmonic joint family life can be seen only on movies. Nobody has time for core life values anymore. That is why there is so much crime, psycho-related illnesses and lonely peoples closed in their cyberspace. Those are my hopes that some of this values will come back and next generations will be able to have time for their families, friends and whatever activities they enjoy doing.Gord M. Tue 20 Jan 2009 15:20:19 GMT+1 CitiesResearch http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/justinwebb/2009/01/politeness_on_the_metro.html?page=0#comment0 Passengers on the Metro are always polite. It's the only form of transport upon which anyone has offered me their seat - and I'm not even aged, infirm or pregnant! Tue 20 Jan 2009 15:01:47 GMT+1