160 Please Hold the Pole Ladies!

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This morning I saw a sight that I am seeing more and more frequently: women in their 20’s who refuse to hold on to the subway poles. Instead they flop all around the car and run into people which is more dangerous in my opinion than any of the germs on the pole.

The woman I saw this morning was falling three feet in either direction as the train accelerated and decelerated, splashing hot coffee on herself and others. To this woman, and all like her, I beg you to stop the madness.

Take this advice from Dr. Laura Fisher who says fear of germs is being blown out of proportion: “You’d have to lick a subway pole to cause a problem, or have a big gaping wound on your hand,” she said.

So grab the pole. Please.

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