Welcome to the New Year, Crankys!
In the era of information overload (and far too many smart phones) a savvy entrepreneur (who I could ironically only find one article about and even that was a bit strange) decided to take train stalking to a whole new level.
Welcome to SYOTT.com
(and no, I am not going to link to it because for some reason every time I try the site in FF it tells me that the url isn’t trusted–and I just can’t do that to my fellow crankys. If you are desperate–Google it.)
So, ok. You are shy. You’ve been riding the rails for some time now, and found that the days of card games and the bar car are LONG gone. Maybe you think that guy or gal across the aisle from you looks particularly, I dunno, interesting? But, gosh, talking to them…it’s just so 20th century.
So, you just log in to SYOTT, upload the best picture of yourself (no not the one of you guzzling beer), and post a nice note about how you were traveling on the Babylon line on Monday evening and you wanted to talk to this person but just couldn’t find the nerve.
Umm…so let me ask you this…what are the chances that the cute girl across the aisle has any idea you just professed your undying love to her, via email? Or better yet…do you actually think she’ll turn around and jump your bones?
Yeah…ummm…sorry. Not a chance in hell.
Trust me. Cranky Commuters are creatures of habit. We know when there is someone new on our regular train, and we definitely know when they are in “our” seat. Talking to a stranger is OK (being nice and courteous–even better) but stalking online? BAD idea.
Sure we are a connected bunch, but most of us just want to zone out, sleep and get through the commute without being stalked.
So do your fellow crankys a favor, and don’t stalk. Be nice. Talk to people, and stop being creepy.
Got a cranky rant? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.