Are New Yorkers A Bunch Of Rude Idiots Who Need Schooling?

Fun piece about the joys of NYC commuting. Check out the woman who frosts a cake on the 3 train!

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I have a super long commute. Sometimes, when the Long Island Rail Road and New York subway systems are off kilter, my round trip takes upwards of 5 hours. I’m traveling with as many as 8 million rail commuters, and sometimes the crowded system looks like it. But early this year, the MTA launched a campaign that is cute, laughable and maybe even derisive of the New York sensibilities. One might say, the campaign suggests we’re all a bunch of rude, insensitive idiots and it is up to the MTA to school us!

The subways are subject to the same human habits and attitudes that make NYC unique. I was amused when I saw my first sign in the campaign.


The advisory was aimed at trying to stop this:


And then there are performances such as these:


So in a sense, advising people not to perform on the poles on…

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About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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