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Horrible people

Brad writes:
Visiting Boston from New Zealand I once took this line with a local friend. We got on the subway taking hold of the high grip holds, standing up.

After a few stops these two people got in the tram with us. It was quite crowded but a few dirty seats were spare, this man and women took the seats next to an older handicapped man. They were very loud and drunk (it's mid-day) and after a few moments the man started a coughing fit. He coughed up vile onto this lovely old man in the next seat without even noticing.

The older man was notably upset and the vibes in the tram were tense. We helped the older man to clean up, the drunks were arguing now and the man spat at the older man with purpose and onto the surrounding area.

We helped the man to move away and watched these horrible people continue to upset everyone on the trip. I have never seen such sub-human behaviour before. Horrible.

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Okay, well, I gotta say - that makes me not want to go to Boston. I'm from New Zealand, too - and was contemplating moving to Boston...doesn't sound like such a great idea, now.

February 27, 2003 10:52 PM

Well if you hear one negative thing about a trip to Boston and let that make your decision for you, please feel free to stay in New Zealand!

April 18, 2003 09:55 PM

I agree. I have been living in Boston for 10 years and have been on all the public transportation systems. While I have seen a lot of kooky things I have never seen anyone spit on anyone else. And surely there are crazy people everywhere, not just in Boston.
It seems insane to cancel a trip because of ONE comment.
Weirdo.

May 22, 2003 03:01 PM

Then stay out of Boston, you Kiwi punk.

June 20, 2003 08:13 AM

Hey! I am an Aussie and lived on the B line for 3 years. There are crazies in every part of the world, if that puts you off then leaving home is not for you. I had a ball during my time in Boston. (The White Horse Tavern is the best!)

October 8, 2003 06:55 PM

i think that people can find themshleves in diffcuit percisons aspecial when people have been drinking they some time turn nasty and i advice you to stay away and if they say anything to u the just agree.
i know what people can get like when they have had a drink as my dad was volent and bet my mom and made her give up her children for him.
now me and my brothers and sister are in care because of him and drink.

January 18, 2004 06:13 AM

i think these people should be banned from public trasport if they are going to behave in such an awful mannor.

July 4, 2004 06:44 AM

ya dont need to be so hard on the guy . it is pretty nasty.

November 15, 2004 08:56 AM

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