From the “Don’t be a dick” files… What is the world coming to when a Leprechaun-ish character displays impolite, nay! RUDE behaviour on public transit? His mother must have seen the pictures all over the Internet by now and would be so ashamed. I’m sure she and her mate would have done their best to raise him well. Maybe not. Maybe that’s what it comes down to, that our children need good examples to follow and not just fear of the rod. Good behaviour and character are formed early. With all the crazy sh*t going on in our world, we can still be civilized individuals and groups in showing good manners and respect. Our children are watching and learning. T

National Post | News

After a “douchebag” in a bowler hat was photographed taking up two seats on a crowded bus — and allegedly assaulted a woman who tried to stop him — thousands of Torontonians have joined an online hunt to track him down.

In a matter of hours, the search for the “leprechaun,” as he has been dubbed because of his green dress shirt and tuft of chin beard, had become one of the most high-profile examples of using social media to shame violators of TTC etiquette.

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“So after work I get onto a packed 72 Pape bus and I ask this COLOSSAL DOUCHE BAG very nicely if he can please … move his bag off the seat beside him so I can sit down,” wrote Facebook user Brenda Davie in a Wednesday night post.

“He says, ‘No, my bag is there.’”

In the brief exchange that followed, according to…

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