At what point does it become inappropriate for someone to reach around you to grab hold of a rail? That is this evening’s question to ponder.
What the hell am I talking about? Allow me to explain.
We’ve all been on crowded subway trains. As you know, sometimes you have to get creative in order to find a place to hold onto when the train is standing room only. Unfortunately, some peeps take it a little too far.
For example, men always have to be careful with their reach. Why? Because women have boobs, that’s why. It is tricky for a guy to reach around a woman to grab hold of the rail without accidentally looking like a pervert. The last a guy wants is to go for the rail only to get a handful of boob instead. It only get ugly from there.
Then there’s guys that will reach right in your face. All of a sudden, there’s a guy’s hand or arm just inches from your face. Uhhh awkward.
Live from the subway, back to you in studio…
4 thoughts on “The Subway Reach Around”
A general set of guidelines I use in situations like this my mother always called “common courtesy”. When I find myself in a position where I need to do something that might inconvenience or otherwise put someone else out, I try to ask permission, or apologize as I reach around for a handhold.
But a reacharound? Man, doing that on the subway’s just dirty.
Haha…well, not quite that kind of reach around. But the title catches attention.
And as you know, the “common courtesy” thing is rare these days, especially on public transportation.
I think it’s an East Coast thing, honestly. You don’t get the kind of dismissive rudeness that’s endemic to the East Coast out where I’m from.
Best not to think of a handjob while standing there drunk again.