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So what’s the correct etiquette in this situation?

Posted by Lissa on February 4, 2009

Morning.  Fleh.  You stumble out of bed around 6:15 AM, stagger into the living room and fumble for the coffee.  After an infusion of caffeine, you make you way to the bathroom.

After a quick shower, you select a suit for the day, iron a blouse, pack a lunch, dry your hair, do your makeup and dash out the door.  Noting morosely that the trains are having issues (again!!) you wait perhaps ten minutes in the freezing cold.  You offer up a small cheer as the next train comes into sight . . . which promptly turns into an exasperated hiss as the train stops JUST BEFORE ENTERING THE STATION.  And waits there for five minutes.  (Note: first time I’ve ever seen a train conductor actually climb out the front of the train and fiddle with something below the engine.  Interesting.)

FINALLY, you make your way onto the train.  You bless the concept of chivalry as your fiance acts as a blocker, allowing you to snag a seat for the ride into town.  You settle down with your Kindle, glance up to smile at your sweetie . . . and you find that, one person to the left, directly at eye-level, is a guy with an open zipper.

What do you do?


4 Responses to “So what’s the correct etiquette in this situation?”

  1. Tam said

    I would spend the entire train ride trying to think of a non-embarrassing way to tell him, and fail miserably. 😮

  2. Two Words: “Camera Phone” ; ]

  3. Lissa said

    Tam – yeah, I kinda think I failed on that one. I caught his eye and gestured sort of discreetly at his crotch; he looked confused, but a minute later had tugged his jacket down to cover the area in question 🙂

    Weer’d Beard — BAD! VERY BAD!!

  4. Brad K. said

    Lissa, two possibilities – one, this is an honest mistake. “Would you mind? Please fasten your fly.”

    The other is – he is a pervert, out trolling. And deserves no courtesy. “Would you mind? Please fasten your fly.”

    Be prepared to punch out anything fishy that turns up. If anything moves but the zipper, cock your fist and arm back, ready to let fly as hard as a sexual harassment deserves.

    It is only embarrassing if you are visualizing amorous adventures, and don’t want him to know you are using him.

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