Thursday, October 23, 2008

why I hate new york

Proof that the subway is not an equalizing force in the class system:

Men who sit straddling two or more subway seats with their knees spread wide, their overcoats puddling around them, and newspaper elbows jutting out in a threatening way to any approaching pancreas. I actually called one of them an asshole under my breath this morning because he wouldn't move to let anyone sit. Because he was a two-seat kind of guy. Because no one else would like to stretch out on their morning commute, to make rush hour a bit more bearable. Honestly, we're a step away from selling metro cards for a First Class car. And shooting the proletariat if they are found trespassing.

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