10555Re: [FJGRailroad] Unattended baggage
- Nov 9, 2004I thought we were in high security and on the lookout for unattended
luggage or bags because of terrorism?
On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 03:24:07 +0000 "joseph Klapkowski"
> I am going to gripe and have included the FJ&G and D&H lists to give
> you all
> a sense of what STUPID people we have riding Metro North.
> Tonight I arrived at track 35 in GCT to take the 7:18 pm Hudson line
> north. My ride is about 70 minutes so getting a "good" seat is
> Tonight I arrived at 6:52 (actually I missed the 6:48) so I took
> of my early arrival to get a "good" seat
> As I plopped down I noted there was an unattended bag in the seat
> right in
> front of me. Call me paranoid but I looked about to see if anyone
> walking around the train. I went so far as to check the bathroom. No
> I got off the train and went to the first mechanical department guy
> I saw
> and told him about the bag. He went down and looked, came back up te
> platform and announced that it was in fact an unattended bag. Six
> have now passed and I am getting a little anxious. Its also getting
> to train time (remembert my good seat?). The mechanical guy summons
> MNPD who
> arrives only to discover that there is indeed an unattended bag and
> wanting to know what all the commotion is about, the owner of the
> bag who
> was all the while standing on the platform being chatty with a
> announces that it his bag.
> There was some dialog with the Metro North cops who I gather
> questioned the
> guy. He did not like this at all and when he got on the train
> referred to
> the cops as idiots. I wanted to tell him I thought he was an idiot
> but I did
> I do not think stupidity should be illegal necessarily but there
> were at
> least two other people on the train who got a little upset upon
> the unattended bag. I think Metro North should take a tougher stance
> people who do this. The alternative of course could be that the next
> they should make the guy fill out a form which makes him miss the
> Something along the order of writing " I will not leave unattended
> on Metro North trains" 100 times.........
> Am I being too reactionary?
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