I wonder if people who take the train in NYC (specifically MTA) for the first time are frightened.
Of course these would have to be people from somewhere where trains aren’t the norm. The poor tourists. Between the cat-sized rats that are now ballsy enough to climb up the legs and onto the faces of sleeping homeless people, to the full-on brawls, to the solicitors (who sell everything from candy for their imaginary basketball teams to incense to AA batteries to Nutcrackers of every flavor) to the groups of boys who put on gymnastic performances even in the most crowded train car, mid rush-hour. I watch these flipping kids, by the way, not because I’m interested in seeing them twist their arms out of their sockets as they flip into the air triple twist and land on two feet, arms still contorted, but because I am positive that they will accidentally drop kick a train passenger, and I secretly hope to witness this inevitable atrocity.
Future train dwellers: consider yourselves warned!
P.S. - Don’t fall asleep on the train either. Or else you will be the next YouTube star…but for all the wrong reasons. Like this man.