Don’t eat on the subway unless you bring some for everyone


Am I the only one that finds it really strange when people eat on the subway?  I cup of coffee or a soda is one thing.  That’s pretty common.  However, breaking out an entire meal from KFC is a little strange.

First, holy gross!  I don’t care if the food never comes in physical contact with a single thing on the subway.  Just the thought of my food coming in contact with the air on a subway train is a little nauseating. 

Then, there’s the mess.  The train is bouncing all over, your drink is spilling, you’ve got BBQ sauce about to splatter all over the seat…c’mon. 

Oh and what about the smell?  Most of the time, the food smells pretty good.  Unfortunately, after a stop or two, the smell of fried yum yums gets a little overwhelming.  Did you ever leave a bag of fast food in your car with a tiny bit left over inside?  Come back an hour later and your whole care smells like a grease pit.  The same thing happens on the subway…sort of.  The smell of the food mixes with the general subway odors to produce something that will linger with you for hours.  So the rest of us on the train don’t need to be exposed to that.

Generally, people are slobs, so you know the left over bags, paper, napkins, etc. are just going to get left on that train. 

On the other hand, bring me a milkshake, and you can eat all you want!!

(Photo by Wonder Lynx)

5 thoughts on “Don’t eat on the subway unless you bring some for everyone

  1. I hate the smell of food inside a subway car. I admit once in awhile it smells good but that changes in a short amount of time. Within minutes the smell makes me ill.

    I also can’t stand the slobs who leave their garbage behind. The sad part is 9 times out of 10 I see that they pass a garbage can while exiting the train.

    The worst offenders are the ones who deliberate whether to leave the garbage behind. They usually leave it behind which should come as no surprise.


  2. I agree, it’s not nice to have someone eating right next to you. It either makes you real hungry or makes you wanna puke. And if it’s a whole meal, then no way, dude. Wait til you get home or something. You’re not gonna die if you don’t eat it right away.
    I have to admit, I’ve done this once (I ate fries), but only because my stomach was making loud noices and I decided that, for my well being and for the comfort of others (hearing someone’s stomach grawl is not very nice, either), I had to eat.

    But drinks don’t bother me. Drinking as much as possible in a day is very important for health. Plus, if it’s hot out, then why not? Just try not to spill them on others.


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