Some engineers get it others ignore ya. And I think there are even a few who get annoyed
Not to get too nerdy,but this was the conductor. In the US, the engineer sits in the right seat of the cab. This goes back to the days of steam when they would catch their orders from the ground. It is also easier to spot passenger trains at platforms that way.
Train crews are just like people everywhere. The nice, the mean, and the in-between