Tag Archive | Territorial

The Tattoo Man

The Tattoo Man sits at the front of the bus. He wears something short sleeved come rain or shine, because he has ink and he is proud of it. Read More…

The Obstructor

Today’s #peopleofpublictransport is the Obstructor. The Obstructor is an aggressive territorial passenger, but unlike the Seat Monopolizer the Obstructor claims the walkway. Read More…

The Mama

Today’s Person is The Mama. She sits in her own section of the bus surrounded by her brood, a loud, feisty, sticky mass of children who squirm and shout and fight amongst themselves. Read More…

The Ungentleman

Today we consider the Ungentleman (ia bardus). Despite the name, the Ungentleman can be of both genders but is most often personified as a male. When the bus is full and more people enter, the Ungentleman is the one who will never, ever yield his seat. Read More…

The Seat Monopolizer

The Seat Monopolizer (carpe cathedra) can be recognized by their refusal to acknowledge the existence of other travelers, and bag placement on as many seats as they can reach. Read More…