*Why would anyone get upset with someone else eating?
Because some people are self-righteous control freaks who have a pathological need to get involved with things that they don’t consider acceptable behavior. *
Anyone who thinks allowing people to eat and drink on the subway has obviously never taken the subway—or even a bus—on a routine basis. [I’m not talking about “Oh, I took the orange line from Vienna to the Smithsonian on a Saturday and I don’t see what the big deal is” type of people, either].
Going even further than this, there should be also be a law that transit riders should also be relatively clean before boarding the vehicle. Even further, any able-bodied person who does not give up the handicapped seat to the disabled or a regular seat to an obviously hugely pregnant or superannuated rider should be ejected and clubbed.
“Why would anyone get upset with someone else eating?”
Whoever said this has very little experience with mass transit.
A young man offered me his seat on the bus yesterday. First time that has ever happened. Won’t be long before I can order off the senior 55+ menu from Dennys.