We don’t advise doing it. [Update] In fact, you can purchase coffee and snacks on the West Coast Express. However, food and drink on transit can cause problems. Spill your pop or soup, and you not only get a mess, but you’ve created a potential safety hazard. Allergies to foods can also be a serious concern. Then there is the etiquette faux pas of eating and drinking on transit. Not everyone wants to smell your culinary creations or pungent fast food, let alone have it end up with it on their clothes. That said, we know that people do it. Riders often live busy lives and find themselves scarfing down their breakfasts or late dinners on transit. Hopefully, the food and drink you bring on board isn’t hard to clean, doesn’t cause a injury/reaction or, at least, is in a non-spill container.
Apart from wondering if you eat on transit, it would be interesting to know if you’ve seen others do it. Have you seen or smelled a Hungry Hamster recently?
Here’s one food on transit experience from one of our Facebook friends. Feel free to leave you stories of food and transit in the comments section.
Do you eat on transit?
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