MBTA Toe Stepping

Bus Departure Time: 7:02
Bus Arrival Time: 7:15
T Departure Time: 7:16
T Arrival Time: 7:37
Weather as I call it: Cloudy and muggy. Very sticky!
Level of commute annoyance (scale of 1 to 10): 2
Feared for my life: No, not today.


On the bus, a gentleman motioned to me and moved his bag so that I could sit down. I told him thanks but it wasn't necessary. I guess someone read my bags on seats post.

Here's the real item for today. On the Orange Line as we were pulling out of Haymarket, I could hear women chatting about some guy who was stepping on everybody's toes and not saying he was sorry. Big No No, guy.

Here's the tip: It's summertime. There are a lot of people wearing open toed shoes each and every morning. If you are standing on the T, be very careful where you place your feet. Look down and make sure you are stepping on solid subway floor and not someone precious toes.

If you do step on someone's toes, and believe me it happens no matter how careful you are...often due to sudden stops...say you're sorry. Look the person right in the eyes and say, "I'm sorry." and then say it again so they know you mean it.

I stepped on a woman's toes a month and a half ago on the ride home, and I said I was sorry twice. I saw her expression lighten up immediately...she knew I meant it.

Let's watch out for each other.


Mary Ellen said...

Also, remember that many of those open-toed shoes are backless, or lack ankle straps. So far this summer I've been tripped up twice by people stepping on the back of my sandals (honestly, do you have to walk that closely behind me??) and once by a guy who actually kicked my shoe right off my foot and about three feet down the platform. And didn't apologize.

Susie said...

Ahh I hate this! A woman stepped on the back of my sandal while I was getting on the T at Copley and it fell onto the tracks. Not only did she NOT say sorry, she pushed me so she could get on the T while I was trying to go back to claim my shoe. What happened to manners?