I Hope Your Bag is Comfortable, Asshole.

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A passive-aggressive reminder that people are the worst.

I Think I’m Done Here

When I started doing this, it was a facebook photo that I would post occasionally for my friends with the caption, “I hope your bag is comfortable, asshole.” Eventually enough people said I should make it a blog. Not sure why I did. I probably thought, given all the stupid blog book deals flying around that I could score myself one as well - ignoring the fact that no one wants to look at 100-odd pages of bags on seats.

But I put it up anyway and it got attention. So much attention that instead of the 12 seconds I was spending on its upkeep every week, suddenly it was several hours.

I’m happy for the media coverage and whatnot. I’m glad we started talking about what civility in public spaces means. I’m happy I see fewer bags on seats when I ride the TTC. I think it’s cool that even though I was just grumpy about Toronto, DC, Boston, SF, and NYC, among others, showed me we’re not alone. I feel like in all those cities, a raised eyebrow and a raised iPhone might almost be enough to telekenis (if that’s a word) a bag off of a seat.

But over the last little while I’ve realized that I just don’t care. Or care enough to sift through submissions as grumpy (or as grumpy as I’m supposed to be) in mood as mine and decide what is and isn’t blog-worthy. 

Maybe let’s just call these people the best people of all, at least transit-wise, and leave it at that.

http://ihopeyourbagiscomfortableasshole.tumblr.com/post/48277813315/some-positivity-for-a-change-i-salute-you-o-trio

They are heroes.

Go and do likewise. 

— 9 months ago with 3 notes
I hope your backpack and binders full of women are comfortable, asshole.

I hope your backpack and binders full of women are comfortable, asshole.

— 10 months ago with 9 notes
Although the streetcar wasn’t full at first, people started gradually piling into the streetcar, robbing the chance for somebody to have an individual seat.  She kept this up from the beaches to east chinatown.
I hope your feet were comfortable, asshole.

Although the streetcar wasn’t full at first, people started gradually piling into the streetcar, robbing the chance for somebody to have an individual seat.  She kept this up from the beaches to east chinatown.

I hope your feet were comfortable, asshole.

— 11 months ago with 11 notes
Dyson hopes your dog is comfortable, asshole.

Dyson hopes your dog is comfortable, asshole.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
I hope your 4 (!!) grocery bags are comfortable, asshole.

I hope your 4 (!!) grocery bags are comfortable, asshole.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
Your bags look oh so tired.  

Your bags look oh so tired.  

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
J’espere que ton valises sont confortable, M. l’Asshole.

J’espere que ton valises sont confortable, M. l’Asshole.

— 1 year ago with 14 notes
I hope your phones are working, assholes.
Around 9:20 AM on the morning of 6/21 on the Orange line heading to Vienna on the DC Metro, these two girls couldn’t be bothered to put their phones down and make room for the blind woman who made her way onto the train and tried to sit down. These are priority seats they are sitting in, and the blind woman actually stumbled into the girl on the left to sit. The girl looked up from her phone long enough to shoot her an irritated look and went back to her “important” texting.  The woman behind taking up two seats didn’t bother to offer the blind woman one either.

I hope your phones are working, assholes.

Around 9:20 AM on the morning of 6/21 on the Orange line heading to Vienna on the DC Metro, these two girls couldn’t be bothered to put their phones down and make room for the blind woman who made her way onto the train and tried to sit down. These are priority seats they are sitting in, and the blind woman actually stumbled into the girl on the left to sit. The girl looked up from her phone long enough to shoot her an irritated look and went back to her “important” texting.  The woman behind taking up two seats didn’t bother to offer the blind woman one either.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
I hope your dog ate your comfortable bag, asshole.

I hope your dog ate your comfortable bag, asshole.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
I hope your Hollister shopping bag is comfortable, asshole.

I hope your Hollister shopping bag is comfortable, asshole.

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
This entitled hipster prick got on the San Francisco BART in the middle of rush hour, promptly placed his items accordingly and blocked off an entire train full of people from sitting down, including a pregnant woman and several elderly people. I hope your suitcase and grocery bags are comfortable, asshole.

This entitled hipster prick got on the San Francisco BART in the middle of rush hour, promptly placed his items accordingly and blocked off an entire train full of people from sitting down, including a pregnant woman and several elderly people. I hope your suitcase and grocery bags are comfortable, asshole.

— 1 year ago with 5 notes
I hope you backpack is comfortable, asshole. Not shown: wide-open crotch guy’s backpack, which I hope is also comfortable.

I hope you backpack is comfortable, asshole. Not shown: wide-open crotch guy’s backpack, which I hope is also comfortable.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
Francotastic: Idle hands →

francotastic:

There is a Toronto based blog called “I hope your bag is comfortable asshole.” I found out about it through a spot on the CBC. It seemed to me the most passive- aggressive, petty, and useless pursuit. I wrote a submission to the blog, and I admit- I’m kinda proud of my use of language:

You,…

This one really hurts. I’ve seen francotastic’s tumblr and if that’s the bar for banality and using one’s time poorly that I’m failing to clear, I must be way, way more pathetic than I ever imagined. 

I’m also the worst example of attention seeker, apparently. Worse than the kind of person who gloatingly posts about a snarky notes they’ve dashed off to other people? Wow. I wasn’t aware there was a worse example of attention seeker than that. 

You’re right, Francotastic. I really should spend the seconds a day it takes me to maintain this blog and put it towards something more worthwhile. Should I start here or here

PS Kinda proud of your writing?  ”Toronto-based” should be hyphenated because it’s being used as an adjective and there’s a comma fault in your last sentence. Keep at it. Perhaps some day you’ll be truly proud of something you write.

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— 1 year ago with 3 notes
I hope your oblivious-to-everyone-packed-like-sardines-around-you self and backpack are comfortable, asshole.

I hope your oblivious-to-everyone-packed-like-sardines-around-you self and backpack are comfortable, asshole.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
A submitter hopes your mattress is comfortable, asshole.

A submitter hopes your mattress is comfortable, asshole.

— 1 year ago with 23 notes