Last night I was on my way home from dinner at a friend’s house and there was a man on the train singing his favorite songs in full voice. The man, from what I believe is on the spectrum, and his singing was short bursts of melody with indecipherable lyrics.
For the past month or so, when I am riding the 5 train around 8 PM on a Saturday, someone lights up an cigarette.
The MTA installed this stickers on a few of the train lines to remind passengers to move further inside the train when boarding. This is to speed up the process of boarding and to fit more people on to the train.
One of my favorite things to do is swipe people who need free entry into the subway with my monthly unlimited MetroCard. It’s not illegal, but the MTA doesn’t love it.
Today was the second day in a row that the MTA decided to make my morning a living hell.
When people cross their legs on the train and let their feet hang out in the middle of the aisle, I get angry.
Apparently, NYC school kids are on vacation this week. Happy birthday to me!
I am convinced that you see the craziest shit on the NYC subways on Saturdays.
The MTA is now using their announcement system to remind people to wash their hands and get their flu shots as it’s a terrible flu season. Although I do appreciate the reminder, I find the MTA asking its passengers to wash their hands, is frankly, hilarious.
I am riding a two train right now and it’s filthy. Something spilled on the floor and it was attempted to be moped up at some point. There are chalky streaks all over the floor, making the floor gritty under my shoes. The whole train smells faintly of feces as it normally does this time of year and we all just sit here and put up with it.
So, yes, MTA. I will wash my hands once I arrive at my destination because your trains are nasty. But let me assure you, it’s not because of the flu.
After 13 years of being an NYC resident, I find myself getting stressed about things I shouldn’t worry about.