MBTA 'Courtesy Critters' call for commuter etiquette
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The MBTA showed off its wild side with animals that will show riders how to mind their manners. The "Courtesy Critters" ad campaign launched Wednesday.
It features ads like parrots, telling patrons not to "Squawk on the phone."
A pack of pachyderms warn riders not to "spray your germs" - making sure you cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Cute little pigs seated throughout a bus are joined by the words, “Don’t hog a seat!”
The MBTA hopes some lighthearted humor will remind us to mind our Ps & Qs.
It’s an idea many riders said they can get on board with.
Others believed the cash strapped agency could have found a better to spend money.
“It’s just wasting money they don't have,” said one rider.
Twenty-four hundred posters will be seen throughout trains and buses.
The slogans are based on common customer feedback - including a cast of crabs, reminding riders to be nice to staff.
What may seem like common sense, administrators hope will make for a more comfortable commute.
Not only will we be seeing the barnyard friends, but we'll also be hearing their voices - hopefully bringing a smile to your face as they remind you about etiquette.