Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What not to eat on the subway

This morning’s In the Papers made me laugh when Pat pointed out a follow-up story (sorry, I forget which paper) relating to that Spaghetti Incident story. (You’ve probably seen the dumb video by now, but if you haven’t, a woman was eating spaghetti out of a Styrofoam container on the subway recently; a fellow passenger called her an “animal” for eating on the train, and the pasta-slurping passenger got up in her grill, leading to a fisticuffs. An aside: bonus points to Pat for the Guns n’ Roses reference, whether intentional or not.)

Anyway, the follow-up story concerned a woman who was caught eating CURRIED SHARK on the subway. Many things went through my mind after reading this: Where did she get that? Ew! Or maybe, yum! And then I thought of the people who do something even more offensive.

While it may sound gross to sit next to a lady eating a plate of steaming hot fish on the subway, at least the people sharing the train with her could move away, and they probably didn’t have to ride the train for that long. But it’s a different story when you’re stuck in an office and some grade-A moron uses the office microwave to reheat fish. People, this is is so very wrong on so many levels.

Anyway, it sounded like the story was insinuating that the MTA is considering some sort of rule banning eating on the train. I will be annoyed if even one dollar of taxpayer money is spent contemplating or enforcing this rule. I take the subway twice a day every day, and it just doesn’t happen that often. Or if it does, I don’t even notice it, which makes it a non-issue.

Anyway, I’m outta here for a few days, headed to Arizona for a wedding. Happy rest of the week everybody!

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