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Humor-- Rail Rage A growing Social Problem

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It is no secret that half the world is out of a job and the other half looking for a better job than what they are doing which is probably "telesales."

No wonder there are so many of us straphangers these days. But just because you are not behind the wheel does not mean you're exempt from rage. Here are some circumstances that can produce "rail rage."

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Getting to the Platform

When a train is approaching and you need to add money to your fare card fast, people who've never used the fare card machines decide it's time to learn--now. Behind them are people with borderline obsessive compulsive disorder depositing a decade's worth of nickels one at a time.

If the train is approaching and no one is at the fare card machines, it's because they are out of order. Too many nickels.

It the machines are working and you add your fare in time to catch the train, a crowd that just got off the train will mass and swell the turnstiles and you'll still miss your train.

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Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)

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