Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back after a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. SUBWAYblogger’s back in business, sorry for the lack of posts.
Without further adieu, we believe it is time for our annual public service announcement for tourists visiting our fair city for the holidays. Here goes:
Get Out of the Way. Thank you.
To harsh? I think it is short and too the point.
First, you must wait for passengers to get off the train before you try to get on with all your shopping bags. Yes, you will see other people doing it, but those are experienced New Yorkers that know when they can jump on a train early. Do not attempt it yourself.
Stopping at the top or bottom of an escalator is not ok. Take at least 10 steps off the escalator before you try to turn around and look for your friends/family. Stopping at the top to put your mittens on will guarantee that you get mowed down.
Yes, he’s touching you. Those other people on the train are going to be in your personal space and probably touching you. Get over it. Or take a cab instead.
Ask for directions ahead of time. Waiting until the last minute to jump out of your seat and run for the door is not cool. Pay attention to the stops, and don’t be afraid to ask someone.
If your 20 blocks or less away from your destination, just walk. I know…exercise is not what you are used to. Trust me, it’s not that far. No need to pay the $2.00 for a ride and crowd the trains even more.
Last but not least, keep moving or get out of the way. There’s very little area in the city (approximately 13 square feet) where it is ok to just stop and stand still. So always keep moving.