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most of my commutes look like this.
when i am lucky enough to sit, everyone wants to sit next to me… why, you ask? because i take up less room so everyone else gets more. it is not fun.
also. it ASTOUNDS and horrifies me when i think about how well the human thigh conducts heat… even when they don’t touch me, i can feel heat radiating off my fellow commutes. hot hot hot.
The good news for riders is that the sardinelike conditions may soon be coming to an end: subway officials have pledged to run more L trains on the weekends, starting in the summer of 2012, according to State Senator Daniel L. Squadron, a Democrat representing parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan whose office requested the study.
An extra train will also be added between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on weekdays, to ease the load on Manhattan-bound trains that are currently packed to capacity. That extra trip is scheduled to begin in December, the report said.
I was sitting on the train going wherever I was going.
The train stopped at it’s usual stop. Everyone was standing near the doors, eagerly waiting for the doors to open.
Instead of the doors opening as expected, the train moved up a few inches.
Everyone stumbled over at once.
I desperately tried to hold in my laughter. How funny to see hundreds of people stumble over in unison.