Tuesday, April 01, 2008

WWJD? Call the Manners Police

The BBC has a story called "'Manners police' hit Japan metros."
This is tooo good! You gotta read it.

Some excerpts:

"Badly behaved commuters riding on Yokohama's public transport will soon be risking a dressing-down. Newly appointed "etiquette police" will be asking travellers to turn down their headphones and give up their seats for their elders and betters.
"This perceived lapse included failing to offer your seat to pregnant and elderly people, chatting loudly on mobile phones, applying make-up in public, and listening to music on "leaky" headphones.
"But many of these enforcers will be accompanied by younger bodyguards, should their etiquette advice - diplomatically given, of course - not prove welcome."

OK, but here's the kicker: There's something similar brewing in Portland! I kid you not. I ran into it just the other day. And I'll tell you ALL ABOUT IT next time I post.



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