We think it's ok to eat...
• Small snacks, like granola bars, pretzels, or trail mix.
• Most fruits. These are easily and quickly eaten with one hand while hanging on to an overhead bar. Dealing with cores or peels can sometimes be a pain, though.
• Sandwiches. We don't normally go for whole meals on the bus, but sometimes it's an unfortunate necessity. In these cases, a ham and cheese sandwich is usually a better choice than a foot-long sub with all the toppings.
• Burritos. This can be an iffy one. While most burritos are self-contained and can be eaten very quickly, they also tend to have a strong aroma.
We think it's best to avoid...
• Anything requiring silverware. This just gets annoying for both you and the people around you. There's not a lot of room to maneuver on a bus or train and it's too easy to accidentally elbow your neighbor or drop food on the floor.
• Anything with excessive packaging. Again, this is more annoying to you than anything else, and it can also often intrude on other people's of personal space.
• Anything smelly. Leave the tuna sandwich for another day. Stick with foods that have very little aroma or with aromas that aren't likely to offend.
• Anything excessively crunchy. An apple is usually ok, but we think eating a big bag of chips can get disruptive to other passengers.
What other do's and don'ts would you add to this list?