metropoliTHOUGHTS: On the 6 During Rush Hour

Am I the only one who gets slightly offended when there are tons of people standing and no one is sitting in the empty seat next to me?

6 Comments so far

  1. Catherine (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 6:31 pm

    I’ve never been able to understand the bizarre phenomen of the untaken seat, either. I wouldn’t take it personally. Everyone around you just might have a) a macho complex, b) a delusion that standing during their commute counts as exercise so they can skip their workout, or c) hemmorhoids.


  2. Ronal (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

    Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to sit and so i don’t.
    Now it is weird when the train is packed and there’s that seat where no one wants to seat. No reason.


  3. ~dana (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

    Art, perhaps they don’t want to sit with you because they know you have repeated snubbed your fellow MB_NYC’ers and never come to a meetup? Food for thought…


  4. Art (unregistered) on April 12th, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

    I wuv you, Dana!


  5. lisa (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 12:56 am

    I hope I’ve never done this to you, Art. Most of my subway journeys are only a few stops, and sometimes it just seems easier to stand.


  6. Anna (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 8:03 am

    art. hate to break it to you but…you’re the crazy homeless guy that’s scratching himself and smells like piss.



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