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#1 RebPropagandist

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:50 AM

I use the B110 Borough Park-Williamsburg bus sometimes and when I try to sit in the back the bus stops and I'm yelled at for sitting in the women's section...
Do I even need to say mo....
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:54 AM

Is it the public bus or the community bus?
I agree that its..............

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:39 AM

I use the B110 Borough Park-Williamsburg bus sometimes and when I try to sit in the back the bus stops and I'm yelled at for sitting in the women's section...
Do I even need to say mo....


Yes.

Is it the same driver every time that yells at you? Or whomever is driving the bus at that time?
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 08:40 AM

Wow thatís insanity! Segregation of women, how disrespectful, Where is their respect?
Why if they are scared of women don’t they just have separate buses?

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:22 AM

It's a community bus and is privately owned, so there's probably nothing you can do about it. And yeah, it sucks. Methinks that if they do want to separate the men and women, men should go in the back. This way the women have to pay up front and shlep to the back with buggies, kiddies and all. And men have an aversion to sitting next to anyone, so half the seats in the men's section can be empty while the women's section is crammed .
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#6 hashkcoffee

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:23 AM

I thiink the women feel uncomfotable having you in their midst.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:24 AM

I thiink the women feel uncomfotable having you in their midst.


yeah he IS pretty hot.
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:25 AM

I thiink the women feel uncomfotable having you in their midst.


That's their problem, much like if a group of racists feel uncomfortable having a black person in their midst, he doesn't have to sit on the other side of the bus. We live in a real world and I have no sympathy for those who are so fragile that a bus ride in "mixed company" causes them discomfort.
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:27 AM

grend, it's a private bus company, and 99% of the ridership wouldn't sit 'mixed'. People like RebP come around on the bus once in a blue.


and that quote was said tongue in cheek btw.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:28 AM

yeah he IS pretty hot.

Malks you seem to like every guy.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:30 AM

I know what it is. I've ridden the bus, and I didn't make any waves, but it's still something I have zero sympathy for.
Klal Yisrael is lucky that I wasn't a Rishon.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:30 AM

i didn't know it's privately owned, so it's really no different than, say, a lakewood bus with the mechitza. you can agree or disagree with it, but gotta follow their rules

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:31 AM

Is it the policy of the bus company that riders should sit seperate, or is this a "minhag" of the people who regularly take the bus?

the company never made it official, but it's self understood. the passengers want t that way. (They would not take the bus otherwise.)

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:32 AM

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:34 AM

Malks you seem to like every guy.


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:36 AM

That's their problem, much like if a group of racists feel uncomfortable having a black person in their midst, he doesn't have to sit on the other side of the bus. We live in a real world and I have no sympathy for those who are so fragile that a bus ride in "mixed company" causes them discomfort.

Would sitting next to a chussid make you uncomfortable?
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:39 AM

If it's not a policy of the bus company, he has every right to sit where he wants. Whoever yelled at him is just being obnoxious.

chivalry is dead?
human decency is dead?
If these people abide by unspoken rule not to sit in mixed company, why the heck is it so hard to live like the Romans when in Rome?
What benefit does he have of sitting with the ladies - besides for being a davkanik, rubbing in their faces that he can defy what's considered acceptable in the community?
would he do something to davka offend people of any other religion in the world?
It's only hip, in, and cool to offend his own brothers, who are different than him.
Even non Jewish politicians behave in a respectable manner when visiting our community.
Wow. and I thought anti semitism was on the decline. Guess it's only practiced by jews these days.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:42 AM

chivalry is dead?
human decency is dead?
If these people abide by unspoken rule not to sit in mixed company, why the heck is it so hard to live like the Romans when in Rome?
What benefit does he have of sitting with the ladies - besides for being a davkanik, rubbing in their faces that he can defy what's considered acceptable in the community?
would he do something to davka offend people of any other religion in the world?
It's only hip, in, and cool to offend his own brothers, who are different than him.
Even non Jewish politicians behave in a respectable manner when visiting our community.
Wow. and I thought anti semitism was on the decline. Guess it's only practiced by jews these days.

I have to agree with you on this one.
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