We’ve all been there. We’re exhausted, finally finished working a 12 hour day and just want to get home in time for the Bachelor before someone ruins the episode for you on Facebook. You finally board the subway after not being able to fit on the first two because, although people are screaming it in your ear, people won’t actually MOVE IN! You’re hungry, cranky, and sweating more than you do when you go to the gym to take selfies of yourself “working out. #motivationmonday” And then there’s that one person who becomes the final straw. The passenger that gives you that last push of inspiration you needed to make that ultimate decision of “that’s it — i’m getting married and moving to Westchester.” We understand and we are right there with you. So let’s take a moment to honor those who inspire us…
1) THE HAIRSTYLIST
You have beautiful hair. Thanks for sharing it with me — I love free samples.
2) THE INSTAGRAMMER
You can keep refreshing your feed, but we still don’t have service.
3) THE DINER
Tuna salad leftover from yesterday’s lunch? Yum! That looks like a good, normal, odor-neutral thing to eat at 8:30 in the morning on the 6 train.
4) THE TOURIST
The 4-ft map always brings me back to a simpler time.
5) THE SOCIAL SPORTS ATHLETE
The entire car is very happy to hear that the beer really helped your team recover from that tough kickball loss.
6) THE HUMMER
I feel like I’m on Name That Tune — I should be getting paid for this.
7) THE MAKE-UP ARTIST
Say what you want, but a perfect eyeliner wing by Union Square — that’s talent!
8) THE SLEEPER
This is the closest I’ve come to a relationship in a long time, so I’ll take what I can get.
9) THE BACKPACKER
I’m impressed that you were able to pack up your entire life into one backpack. I’m not impressed that you’ve been able to successfully hit me with it 39 times between 42nd street and 59th street.
10) THE WORKAHOLIC
I’m so sorry to disturb you in your office.
As much as we complain about the train-pains, we know we’ve all had the opportunity to be a train-pain for someone else. What’s your subway personality?