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Woman Arrested for Eating Candy
Marcia




msg:322204
 11:30 am on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

An EPA scientist to boot. It's that last bite!

Stephanie Willett said she was eating a PayDay bar on an escalator descending into a station July 16 when an officer warned her to finish it before entering the station. Both Willett and police agree that she nodded and put the last bit into her mouth before throwing the wrapper into a trash can.

Story Here [cnn.aimtoday.cnn.com]

 

trillianjedi




msg:322205
 11:38 am on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Only in America...

bcolflesh




msg:322206
 1:05 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you RTFA, you'll see she ignored orders from the security staff to stop after being confronted outside the elevator - that's why she was detained, not for eating candy.

She's lucky, if I was there - she'd have found herself under a train.

Macguru




msg:322207
 1:19 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>She's lucky, if I was there - she'd have found herself under a train.

Oh, that would sure make you a hero!

Why people are not allowed to eat in the subway at the first place?

Marcia




msg:322208
 1:25 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>if I was there - she'd have found herself under a train.

Are you from New York City? :)

bcolflesh




msg:322209
 1:38 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Why people are not allowed to eat in the subway at the first place?

When you eat on the subway, the terrorists win.

KeithDouglas




msg:322210
 2:52 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Why people are not allowed to eat in the subway at the first place?

The mess: wrappers and cans, spilled food and beverage, etc.

I ride the DC Metro almost every day. I visited Chicago a few years ago.

The difference was stunning.

In Chicago, especially in the underground stations, the floors and stairs were coated with a sticky grime. Stale cigarette smoke hung in the air. The trash cans overflowed with food wrappers and empty beverage cups and cans. Various food debris litted the floor, the cars, the seats.

In DC, in comparison, you could almost eat off of the floors in the Metro Stations. The air is pure and refreshing, and there's much less trash.

AsleepATheWheel




msg:322211
 3:06 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

>In DC, in comparison, you could almost eat off of the floors in the Metro Stations. The air is pure and refreshing, and there's much less trash.

But you can't eat or drink there......

bakedjake




msg:322212
 3:19 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

When you eat on the subway, the terrorists win.

You on tilt, bcolflesh? ;-)

bcolflesh




msg:322213
 3:33 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

"on tilt" -- the poker term for letting this aggravation control you, making you "gamble" instead of "invest" by playing weak hands (overpriced stocks) out of position, where you are likely to play at a severe disadvantage.

Thank you Motley Fool.

Macguru




msg:322214
 3:34 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>The mess: wrappers and cans, spilled food and beverage, etc.

People can eat and drink in the subway here and it's outstandigly clean. Must be something in the air. Seem more logic people get fined for littering, not eating.

<added>I once witnessed a funny case of vigilantism. Some stupid 6' 200 lbs teen just trew an empty bag of potato chips on the floor train. Some little old lady picked the bag on the floor, and shoved it in his shirt pocket. Everyone laughed and the blushing teen left at the next stop. :)

bcolflesh




msg:322215
 4:26 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Some little old lady picked the bag on the floor, and shoved it in his shirt pocket.

She should have pushed him under the train.

Macguru




msg:322216
 4:28 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Got some button stucked bcolflesh? :)

bcolflesh




msg:322217
 4:31 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Dead Men Don't Litter

Macguru




msg:322218
 4:33 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

No but they are litter, the little old lady knew that.

Marcia




msg:322219
 5:19 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

the floors and stairs were coated with a sticky grime. Stale cigarette smoke hung in the air. The trash cans overflowed with food wrappers and empty beverage cups and cans. Various food debris litted the floor...

That is exactly like my apartment. So what?

Macguru




msg:322220
 5:29 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Heheh!

Do you consider entering the contest [apartments.com] Marcia? There is 10 000 $ grand prize!

mivox




msg:322221
 6:37 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

When you eat on the subway, the terrorists win.

ROFLMAO!

But seriously, when I was in London people could eat and drink on the underground, and the most you would usually see is a little bundle of litter placed neatly on or next to a bench (or the edge of a tube seat), due to lack of garbage bins in city center. In areas with trash cans, people actually used them.

I think it has something to do with the difference between cultures where children are still taught good manners in school, and the areas where etiquette lessons have been subject to budget cuts. ;)

bcolflesh




msg:322222
 6:44 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think it has something to do with the difference between cultures...

Yep, take a drive through US/Canadian customs or go to Niagara Falls - the US side is a crap-covered hellhole, the Canadian side is almost supernaturally clean and tidy.

Macguru




msg:322223
 7:08 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Surprising for such a touristic destination. :)

Hawkgirl




msg:322224
 7:15 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

I used to ride the DC Metro all the time and there was never a Metro cop to be found. Sounds like a total turnaround, if they're busting a poor lady for finishing her candy bar.

bcolflesh




msg:322225
 7:19 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Another one that sticks with me is taking the TGV from France to Switzerland - first of all the TGV has an overpowering urine smell, not unlike the NY subway - as you pass through France approaching Switzerland you can stare out wrecked cars, crumbled, grafitti-covered buildings, flying plastic bags and miscellanous debris, etc (also not unlike NY). After the Switzerland sign, it's like you've entered some amazing storybook location where everything is brand new - impressive.

Macguru




msg:322226
 7:37 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

This all proves mivox has a point here. Any society properly investing in education can save a lot later with stupid regulations and it's abusive enforcement.

Here is my scenario :

Stephanie knew all about eating in the subway was prohibited. She was frustrated about the abusive regulation because she could eat without littering, so she hurried to eat the candy bar before passing the 'eating prohibited' line, eating her emotions. When the cop warned her, before she commited any 'crime', and was already careful and frustrated about it, she nodded, gulping the last chunk. I imagine it had some bitter taste.

Having the same cop breathing down her neck after that was way too much, she became a 'terrorist' in the eyes of 'authority'.

bcolflesh




msg:322227
 7:58 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

In related news:

[story.news.yahoo.com...]

Macguru




msg:322228
 8:21 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Heheh!

So, some food smell can be offending? Time to ban any fragrence ads from the subway too. Rotten water melon smelling teenagers are so nauseating, I use the next construction worker armpit as a gas mask. :)

Glad if I offended anyone using water melon fragrance here. Sweet revenge!

mivox




msg:322229
 9:44 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Time to ban any fragrence ads from the subway too.

Ugh! Ban them EVERYWHERE!

Macguru




msg:322230
 10:18 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>Ugh! Ban them EVERYWHERE!

Ads, fragrence ads, or watermelon fragrences anywhere in public?

mivox




msg:322231
 11:10 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Fragrance ads and watermelon fragrance both, what the heck! :)

Macguru




msg:322232
 11:44 pm on Jul 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

I agree! There is nothing that disgusts me more than sitting by a person wearing lemon scented clothes, baby powder scented anti perspirant and topping this with waterlemon fragrence, while I eat my poutine during the morning rush hour.

Makes me puke!

mivox




msg:322233
 12:24 am on Jul 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

poutine...puke

Not an image that bears much thought.

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