Felonious B.O.

It's not just British amusement parks that are overly concerned with smelly riders. Honolulu, Hawaii city council is considering an ordinance against smelly bus riders. The law would make it illegal to have 'odors that unreasonably disturb others or interfere with their use of the public transit system'. This would include personal odors, smelly clothing or belongings, and/ or any animals with the rider. While not really a felony, the offense would be punishable by up to a $500 fine and as much as 6 months in jail. I guess the offender would get a shower and clean clothes there.
     Posted By: patty - Tue Sep 01, 2009

i think, perhaps this is a thinly veiled attempt to keep homeless people of the city buses. the civil liberties union is already interested so if they pass it i believe it will get challenged. especially the first time a disabled person gets on the bus with a service animal that needs a bath. lawsuit fun in hawaii!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/01/09 at 10:27 PM
I don't know...if they included liberal application of perfume, they might have something. But that could be because I live so close to the college and the only two smells on the bus to the college are alcohol and morning-after...
Posted by Venus in Baton Rouge on 09/01/09 at 11:02 PM
Ladies, years (and not that many) deodorant wasn't as well applied, here, as today. Factor that in with 80+ heat, high humidity, no air conditioning, and a diet high in garlic and I'll guarantee you that you don't have to be homeless to raise a stink!

BTW, you MAY get me onto the metro but never on a bus!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/02/09 at 12:45 AM
Editing Note: insert " ago" after "years" 🙄
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/02/09 at 04:48 AM
Dudes, it's public transportation. You get what you don't pay for. You're riding with your fellow "I don't have a car either" group.
Posted by Paul in Athens GA on 09/02/09 at 08:32 AM
And that means they (sure not me) have to ride with the "I-haven't-taken-a-bath-this-week" group?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/02/09 at 08:57 AM
Don't eat that pineapple, the Hawaiins killed Capn' Cook.
Posted by bugguy on 09/02/09 at 10:25 AM
then he was cook'd captain! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/02/09 at 10:04 PM
Question: What happens when the A/C breaks down on the bus? Does everyone get to participate in the fining fun?

Also, does too much perfume count as smelling too bad? Because we all know how it is when 10 women each have their own body spray...
Posted by RazzleCap in Clearwater on 09/02/09 at 10:37 PM
and not in the good way either wayne. 😝
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/03/09 at 04:04 PM
yep, smell the freedom! the french would think such a law is crazy. maybe the complainers should ride a bus there.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/04/09 at 02:27 PM
not to there, go there then ride a bus.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/04/09 at 02:28 PM
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