MTA.10/27/09 (Any Closer And You’ll Be Pregnant)
Why don’t people move all the way in to the train car when they enter? People are so preoccupied with quickly getting out at the train stop, they don’t realize they’re creating a bottleneck at the doors, slowing down the train. ‘Realize’ isn’t the right word, people who do that know exactly what they’re doing, it’s cocky New Yorkness at its core. People block the doors because they want to be the last in the car, the one that leans against the doors and they’ll be first to get oiut at their stop.
It can be so funny sometimes when the areas around the doors look like the huddle masses of Ellis Island, but at the center of the car me and three friends are doing the Electric Slide.
I was just in a train car where I was unable to move for 110 blocks, but the guy jumping for Jesus in the center of the car was walking in circles….and I couldn’t even do anything about it because I was stuck (Earth Wind And Fire’s three songs played round and round and I couldn’t do anything about it.) Besides, I wasn’t that eager to hear rhetoric before 9 anyway.