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Old 02-02-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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There's probably no other answer for this but...

My friend was the groom at the wedding and had to take the subway to get to the Church, except he realized he didn't have his wallet - no cash, no cellphone, and nobody around. He went under the turnstyle.

While unethetical and at risk of getting a ticket, what could he have done? Even if the ticket guy was there, what could he have done?

Cheers.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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*he could have gone back home and get his wallet
*he could have walked/ran to the wedding
*he could have taken a cab and then ask another guest at the wedding to lend money for the fare

and last but no least he could definitely grow a brain.

he was lucky a cop didn't catch him because without ID he wouldn't have gotten a ticket, but instead a well deserved trip to central booking.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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*he could have gone back home and get his wallet
*he could have walked/ran to the wedding
*he could have taken a cab and then ask another guest at the wedding to lend money for the fare

and last but no least he could definitely grow a brain.

he was lucky a cop didn't catch him because without ID he wouldn't have gotten a ticket, but instead a well deserved trip to central booking.
He has a story to tell for his wedding day. He got lucky. Just because you see no one around does not mean you are not being observed. He could have been hauled in and that would have put a damper on things for sure. Guess he was just nervous on the big day which is normal and ran out a bit absent-minded.

Good cocktail party story I guess.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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There's probably no other answer for this but...

My friend was the groom at the wedding and had to take the subway to get to the Church, except he realized he didn't have his wallet - no cash, no cellphone, and nobody around. He went under the turnstyle.

While unethetical and at risk of getting a ticket, what could he have done? Even if the ticket guy was there, what could he have done?

Cheers.
You can actually ask a NYPD officer (if one is present) to let you in. If they believe your story they may grant you access.

You can go so far as to ask the MTA clerk.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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There's probably no other answer for this but...

My friend was the groom at the wedding and had to take the subway to get to the Church, except he realized he didn't have his wallet - no cash, no cellphone, and nobody around. He went under the turnstyle.

While unethetical and at risk of getting a ticket, what could he have done? Even if the ticket guy was there, what could he have done?

Cheers.

I suggest the groom go to the station he was and tell them what happened and pay the fee for the day he went under the turnstyle. That would make things right so to speak as far as the money part goes. I would definitely include a sincere apology as well and thank them for their service and allowing him to pay the fee now, belated but paid in full.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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he was lucky a cop didn't catch him because without ID he wouldn't have gotten a ticket, but instead a well deserved trip to central booking.
Agree, someone needs to get this terrorist off our streets! first it starts at turnstyle jumping then moves on to bigger social problems like short changing a street vendor!
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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You can actually ask a NYPD officer (if one is present) to let you in. If they believe your story they may grant you access.

You can go so far as to ask the MTA clerk.
Perhaps go to the MTA employee at the token booth or ask another passenger to help pay his fare and offer to reimburse the person in the future.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:21 AM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Ahhhhh....wait for the LIMO to pick you up!!!

Who the heck goes to their wedding on the SUBWAY??

Curious, did the bride take the subway too, with her white gown and bridemaids??
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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FREUD is turning in his grave:

Groom-to-be's subconsious was SCREAMING at him to avoid this marriage. After he "forgot" his wallet and snuck under the turnstile I'm amazed he didn't "accidentally" fall onto the tracks.

Consious singing: "I'm gettin' married in the MOR-NONG!"
Subconscious hollering: "PLEASE ARREST ME!
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Ahhhhh....wait for the LIMO to pick you up!!!

Who the heck goes to their wedding on the SUBWAY??

Curious, did the bride take the subway too, with her white gown and bridemaids??
A New Yorker
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