So, so true. My pet peevs: 1) riders who don’t take off their backpacks and place them at their feet in crowded trains; 2) riders who eat real meals (not snacks, but real food which requires eating utensils); and 3) panhandlers who make their pitch by saying that they have decided to beg rather than steal and rob, which I can only interpret as a menacing, semi-veiled threat. Yes, it is so noble of you, Sir, to ask me for money instead of just punching me in the face and taking my purse. I am proud of you. Here, have a dollar.
Some station agents are real assholes, too. You should see the looks I get when I ask them to combine the leftover credits on my old Metrocards. Look, I wouldn’t want to work in a grimy subway station all day, either, but at least you have a union and health insurance. I’m not asking you to bring back the Golden Fleece, for chrissakes. Just combine my credits, okay?
In contrast, the engineers/conductors are usually pretty cool, even though they, too, have to answer the same damn questions and see the same damn things allllllll day long.
Found on FakeMTA’s twitter.