Is anyone else having a real bitch of a time with the turnstiles the last few days?  I feel like a complete moron.
It all culminated with today when I swiped so much that I lost my fare.
I’m hoping that the guy in charge of cleaning the MetroCard slots is on vacation or something.  At my [...]

Wow was I off my subway game today.
I swiped at the turnstile and walked right into the bar.  My Metrocard expired and I totally forgot.  So like an idiot, I had to squeeze back out and get one.
Then the Metrocard machine I went up to was not working for some reason.  It wouldn’t read any [...]

Did you ever walk into the subway station an notice that a lot of people (including yourself) are having trouble swiping through the turnstile?
I’ve seen it happen three or four times before, and had it happen to me.
We’re regular New Yorkers that swipe through the turnstile everyday without problem.  Then all of a sudden, you [...]

Turnstile Foils Tourists

Posted on November 9th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Tourists, Video

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This is the stuff that drives us all insane.  Swipe your damn card, then walk through.  No green light, no go.  That simple.
If you’re too slow to figure it out, then you’re a hazard and shouldn’t be on the train.

I’m going to open myself up to a ton of criticism here, because I’m sure I probably made fun of someone for this at some point in the past.  Here we go anyway…
So I got a new work bag to carry my laptop and whatnot.  My other one started to rip where the shoulder strap [...]

I know I’ve said it before, but it excites me I guess.  Yeah, I’m a huge dork.
Nothing is better than flawless subway timing.  You walk into the station, and just as you swipe through the turnstile, the train arrives.
You hop right on, and hell, there might even be an open seat.  You fly through all [...]

Today I witnessed probably one of the coolest things I think I’ve seen on the subway to date.
There was a small group of teenage kids standing just outside the turnstiles.  You could tell just by looking at them that they were up to no good.
Couldn’t really tell how old they were.  I’m guessing they were [...]

Ever thought of just jumping the turnstile when your Metrocard stopped working for some unknown reason?  You know you have plenty of cash/rides left on it, so it must be something wrong with the machine.  So screw it, just jump over and move on with your life.
Well, that little maneuver is going to cost you [...]

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