Please stand away from the door

The nor’easter brought snow to NYC after having survived hurricane Sandy. Though most train service operated without much trouble, the same cannot be shared for buses. The streets are covered with snow. The roads are slippery making for everyone to drive cautiously.

People were standing in confusing winding lines at the bus stop waiting for a bus and when one finally came, both front and rear doors flung open causing all commuters to rush on board. It got to the point that the bus could not close the rear door because people were crowded at the rear exit with no place to go. The driver and passengers were yelling to those by the exit to move or get off so the rear doors may close and we can get moving. It took a few minutes for those people to realize they were preventing the rear doors from closing and just as the doors began to finally close, a man attempts to get on. Everyone shouted at him to get off and he did.

While the bus move slowly, the mechanized voice alerted to those who stood by the exit to, “Please stand away from the door.” This phrase continued to repeat itself for the next 15 or 20 minutes snails pace drive to the next stop. There were moments where it seemed the alert spoke a bit more frequently. It was getting annoying.

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~ by thedailycommuter on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

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