May 06, 2010 Subway Artifacts
Living on the Upper East Side gives you many things, one of them is a lot of neighbors. Most of your neighbors tend to go to work at the exact same time you do. Now if you do some reading about our fine neighborhood, you’ll see that we have the densest population in all of Manhattan.
So what happens when a good portion of 200,000 people want to all go to work at the same time? What if those people can only use one subway line (4, 5, 6)?
Actually, it’s more just a lack of manners. There’s just so much humanity, that most people panic, because they believe they aren’t going to make the train or will not get out in time for the doors to close. Hence the MTA prints these nice little reminders to try to help people become civilized once more.
Tourist Tip: See the “Stand Aside” note? Please, for the love of God, let the poor departing people off the train before squeezing yourself in the door like a sardine. It’s not only good manners, it kinda makes boarding the train quicker.
Tip #2: Only assholes hold the doors. I kind of always want to kick peoples bags or hands when they stick them in the door. Way to punish a train full of 500 people, because you were seconds late! Jerks.