As someone who doesn’t drive, I initially wrote this with my fellow public transportation users in mind. Having lived in Manhattan for four years, I have witnessed plenty of aggressive/passive aggressive behavior (looks, words, acts) between fellow MTA riders. And I’m not letting myself off of the hook! I have had my share of being the guilty party. Commuting is stressful enough as it is. A negative encounter can throw off someone’s entire day. Little acts of kindness, such as offering your seat, can set the pace for another person’s good mood.
This includes coffee shop and Panera customers 👀 got an extra seat at your table? Share the love.