Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Do You Smell? Then Get Off 'The Bus'

Here's some quirky news!

The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that would impose up to a $500 fine and/or up to six months in jail for public transit passengers convicted of being too smelly.

The bill is to be heard on Thursday in committee, and it outlines a plan to make it illegal to have "odors that unreasonably disturb others or interfere with their use of the transit system." It doesn't matter if it's body odor or offensive fumes from clothes, personal belongings or animals. Hysterical!

Councilmen Rod Tam and Nestor Garcia co-sponsored the anti-odor bill. It will be interesting to hear the initial reactions to this on Thursday. What do you think? Do you agree? Or is this pushing the limits?


Anonymous said...

Its not just the smell,we have disgusting transients who drag their vermin infested bags and suitcases and urine drenched clothes all over the seats.

America needs this, for public health and safety!!

Natalie Surowiecki said...

Thanks Anon for your comment. In all the times I have caught the bus to and from work in Hawaii, I have not had that problem - perhaps we are travelling on different routes!