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Old 02-17-2014, 03:52 AM
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Wearing sunglasses on the train. I feel you should not know where im looking.
Turning my back to ALL straphangers.
Yes, i would rather stare at the reflection of myself than lean on the door and look at you.

I give everyone who asks for money...money. Im just weak like that. I know a junkie when i see one and i know my $10 will have him leaning for hours. I love it because the they always say something to make me feel good too like "see i knew you was the cool azz whiteboys not like these stiff wall street mofos" or "damn are those the new jordan sneakers"? ROFL after all these people are human beings. The funny thing is they know im giving to them to get high because i would literally give em the lingo. "Dont BLOW it all in one place". One guy literally bursted in laughter the whole train turned around wondering what was so funny.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by PullingHairs View Post
Just here to vent because I'm in a bad mood and didn't have time to stop for my morning coffee yet. On the train this AM, and I get hit with the trifecta of subway aggravation (mind you, this train is PACKED). Here goes:

1) The Pole-leaner: Finally find a part of the pole to grab (lol, that's what she said!), only to have one of those pole-leaners think that it's completely appropriate to lean their back against the knuckles of other riders who are holding the pole.

2) The Swayer: Every train has at least one. The guy who refuses to hold on to anything then acts surprised and all apologetic as he goes FLYING into 5 random strangers when the train stops. It's usually all in the name of him being able to read his newspaper or poke at his ipad and drink his coffee at the same time. This morning's swayer knocked pole-leaner's dirty, oily hair into my hand.

3) The backpacker: Another daily rush hour occurrence. The one Appalachian man who is on his way uptown for a hike of the Catskills or something. He's got the giant north face stuffed to the brim with organic granola, and instead of taking the damn thing off and shoving it between his legs, he finds it completely acceptable to repeatedly whack you in the face with it.

The Swayer got a dirty look, the Backpacker got my elbow, but the Pole Leaner, well The ONLY reason I didn't say anything was because I couldn't figure out if she was pregnant or just fat. In hindsight, I'm pretty sure that she was just fat. I hate when that happens -- especially when you give up your seat to a fat chick because you think she's with baby.

Anyway, I'm done being cranky. Feel free to add your own top subway grievances below. Have a good day all!
You got 3 of my top ones and only left out the bag on the seat jerk... you know the one. I have no trouble telling all of these bozos of their offenses if it affects me.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:14 AM
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I hate sitting next to other women on the train who dig in their bag constantly elbowing you while they dig. Also women who do their makeup on the train. Annoying.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:53 AM
Location: Plandome, NY
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I once had a fat guy hogging two seats on my left who once said to me, I should make more room for the person on my right. Almost a shocking statement

Fyi, I only took one seat & not a large person by any means.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:05 AM
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What about the douchebag with the Apple computer working like he or she was at home ? Do you really think you have the right to be left alone and not robbed ?
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:35 AM
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like seventh has observed, c-d, especially ny c-d, is a place for ppl to rant and vent, which solves a lot of really life confrontations otherwise, LOL.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Originally Posted by CNYC View Post
What about the douchebag with the Apple computer working like he or she was at home ? Do you really think you have the right to be left alone and not robbed ?
I hate seeing this. Why cant they wait until they get home or get to a starbucks/coffee shop? If it gets stolen they will be backed up with work even worse then they might currently be. Though many times they are watching movies I noticed on the gadget. Wait until you are home and the door is locked!
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Location: Planet Earth
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Originally Posted by burunduk34 View Post
Did anyone mention "turnstile-blockers"? These are the folks who (usually during rush-hour and usually in the station with only 3 turnstiles) stand directly in front of a turnstile, blocking it, while fumbling in their purse for a metrocard. As luck would have it, your train is approaching the station at that exact same moment, and the other 2 turnstiles are busy with people rushing to catch their train..........
The thing that sucks is that sometimes the turnstile gives you a read error and keeps telling you "Please Swipe Again", and you don't want to switch over to a new turnstile because it could cost you an extra fare.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Location: Brooklyn
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I cant stand people with big ass newspapers in rush hour trying to read it and hitting people along the way.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Location: Brooklyn
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I can't believe that, after 42 pages, no one mentioned this one.

FLOSSERS - The (usually) guys who whip out the floss and go to work. Little white, brown and yellow things flick out of their mouths, so watch out. THEN, they take the floss out of their mouth, examine it, then appear to suck the food that is still attached, and presumably eat it again. Beyond disgusting and you have to watch out for flying food specs.

There should be a rule that, once a thread reaches 10 pages, the next poster starts a new one. Took me forever to get tthis far. A new personal patience record for me.
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