On the Metro North Commuter Rail, which I used to take every day into New York City when I still lived with my parents in Yonkers comes this story which makes me want to give the conductor a raise. When asked to lower her voice and to stop using profanity on her cell phone the woman replied that she wasn’t “a little hoodlum.” And began to prattle off that she was “too educated” to be on this train.

“Well, then, why are you?” Would have been my response.

I guess the Jag was in the shop. This one reminds me of one of my college friends who came from a fairly well to do family and referred to taking the subway as “peasant crap.”

Sigh. Doesn’t it just make you want to send them to Managua for a week to understand real poverty?

But then the real kicker comes from the train conductor…

The person who originally uploaded the video to Youtube (who has since removed it) said in the description that the woman “was talking too loud on the train when the conductor politely asked her to keep it down and stop using profanity or to take it to the vestibule.” After the altercation, the conductor came on the loudspeaker and reminded people to keep conversations quiet, “especially those people who went to Harvard or Yale or are from Westport.”

Pedigree often has no class. I hope the good folks at Harvard and Yale rescind her diploma.

But then she’ll call them and say that they are a bunch of (explitives).