Here are a few of the things that I have seen lately which have been bugging me in my travels :
1. Parents who do not put a seat belt on their children. I drive to work, and sit in traffic for some of the way, and the number of kids I see unattached is frightening. They are jumping up & down in the back seat, clearly unrestrained. Seriously parents, if someone accidentally hits you from behind, your child will go through the windshield.
2. Healthy / young people not offering their seat to an elderly person or a pregnant woman in the subway or on the bus. There is no reason an elderly person should be standing up on public transportation. Yes, they might be getting off in a station or 2, but the least you can do is offer your seat.
3. As I travel by train for work, there were 2 recent events which particularly irked me. I was coming back from London on a Friday night train. There were about 15 young (early twenties) people, clearly coming to Paris for the weekend. They actually had a party in the train, and were drinking and yelling to each other from one end of the coach to the other. This went on for 2 hours. I think what irked me more is no one said anything to them. Not even me, where I should of.
The second train incidence was with a family with young children, probably 8 and 2. The youngest child screamed, not yelled, but screamed every time his parents said something to him. While I understand at his young age this was his only means of expressing himself but I am not exaggerating when I say he was shrieking. And often. The older child was running back & forth in the aisle. It was a 3 hour train ride and the parents did not have anything to occupy their children. No books, no activity magazines, no games, no iPad with a movie… seriously ?
A train is not a playground, nor a bar.
4. People passing on the right
This is just plain dangerous. Which is why, if you are a slower driver, you should be moving over to the right lanes, so people can pass you, on the left.
Anything annoy you when you travel ?