MBTA étiquette gone wrong. Photo: TPD/Twitter MBTA étiquette gone wrong. Photo: TPD/Twitter

 

In one picture posted on Twitter Tuesday, a subway rider is seen mowing on a bowl of spaghetti, which was resting on a TV tray. A jar of parmesan shaker cheese completed the look. Later that day another photograph shows a Green Line passenger looking perfectly at home relaxing in a plush office chair that he apparently wheeled inside a packed train.

 

 

In one picture posted on Twitter Tuesday, a subway rider is seen mowing on a bowl of spaghetti, which was resting on a TV tray. A jar of parmesan shaker cheese completed the look. Later that day another photograph shows a Green Line passenger looking perfectly at home relaxing in a plush office chair that he apparently wheeled inside a packed train.

 

"There is no law on the books about this; it's about etiquette," said Transit Police Lt. Richard Sullivan, who occasionally takes to TPD's Twitter account to share quirky passengers pics.

 

"We're not opening up investigations and trying to track them down. It's to make a point," said Sullivan. "I get a plethora of pictures like this. I go through them, and if it's something that I think people can enjoy, I'll post it [on social media]. I think any law enforcement agency that doesn't take part in social media is seriously missing opportunities to engage in a large segment of people who operate within their community."

Although the unusual and often inexplicable actions snapped on the T aren't breaking any laws, Sullivan said they can sometimes cause tension among the more well-mannered sect of passengers.

"That's why we always ask people to be considerate of one another," he said. "We know it's crowded, and everyone is trying to get from point A to point B, but people should have some patience."

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