A tough Boston etiquette question

Nancy wonders:

What is the proper etiquette when encountering someone on the train with an Aaron Hernandez jersey? Ignore? Eye roll? Smdh?

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a little

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harassment goes a long way...

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Innocent, etc...?

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Innocent, etc...?

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where can I buy one?

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I was trying to find an AH jersey over the weekend. no luck

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short version: you can't.

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all the new-from-the-store ones have been destroyed by the NFL, so you can't buy one. you'd have to find one second hand, but I can't really recommend that, because that would make you pretty twisted.

of course, you have apparently already been looking, so chances are you're already pretty twisted.

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Just ignore and go about your

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Just ignore and go about your busniess. Either the person is clueless, but they got the right to wear what they want.

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Appeal to their sense of greed..

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If it offends you, the proper etiquette is to say to the person:

"Hey, pal, you realize they're getting up to 300 bucks apiece for that jersey on eBay? That's some serious cheddar for a stupid shirt, yo."

Of course, you could go the tabloid route:

"Yo,with the 300 you could get for that shirt on eBay, you could buy a shirt that tells people you're not a fan of the dumbest motherfucker on Earth."

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Serious Cheddar?

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Dvdoff - you've been listening to too many games where Eck filled in for Remdawg.

:-)

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I guess I would wonder why

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I guess I would wonder why you would feel the need to comment or be offended? It's a T shirt ...

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Easy. Ignore. Hernandez is

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Easy. Ignore. Hernandez is innocent until proven guilty.

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Tweet about it because you

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Tweet about it because you need some attention?

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Err...

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Do you understand why Twitter exists, right?

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Is this a trick question?

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Is this a trick question? because there is no etiquette on the T, it's the law of the jungle, the survival of the most beastly...

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Treat them like you treat

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Treat them like you treat everybody else on the T - rudely. Because you are from Boston. Just don't touch the driver.

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From Boston?

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You do realize a very large and significant number of people who ride the MBTA are not 'from Boston' or even MA? A significant, I'd dare say possibly majority, of people you'll encounter in central Boston, the touristy areas, etc., are likewise not 'from Boston', many not even from MA.

Generally, the few times I hear anyone speaking with a Boston dialect/accent, it's police, firefighters, emts, MBTA workers, etc., and even then many of them don't.

Don't blame all the 'rudeness', real or perceived, on people 'from Boston'.

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Oh. Okay.

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Jeepers. Lighten up. You aren't from around here, are you?

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Keep your hands off the driver

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Treat them like you treat everybody else on the T - rudely. Because you are from Boston. Just don't touch the driver.

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