If you like, you can skip to the end of this post to answer the Mark I vs. Mark II cars poll.
Results from last poll: eye contact on transit
Last week I asked about your approach to eye contact on transit.
There were 94 votes on this poll, and slightly more than half didn’t worry about eye contact on transit (52%), while the rest tried to avoid eye contact as much as possible (49%).
In the comments, daniel said that he definitely avoids eye contact on transit.
i chose answer number 1. when you make eye contact with someone you feel really awkward. i just try and stare out the window!
However Scott Clayton had a different view:
I usually make eye contact with the people just getting on the bus, and I usually smile at them (unless they look like they’re on drugs)—they often smile back and sit next to me, though we rarely talk.
I usually say “hey” to the person I sit next to when I get on the bus.
Also, I discovered that the Coen Brothers did a short film about eye contact on transit, but on the Paris Metro. Before I give you the link, be warned that the film contains swearing, insults, mild violence, and Steve Buscemi: okay, here it is.
This week’s poll: which type of SkyTrain car do you like best?
Thought I’d do a SkyTrain question in honour of the interiors post this week. Let me know what you think!