Recently the MTA has gotten really creative with their ads by getting at all of the weird things that usually happen on the subway cars. For a change, there is actually something interesting to divert your attention while you're on a long subway ride! Trust me, if you live in New York City you’ll definitely relate to most of these and if you don’t, well, here is a sneak peak of what to expect.
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen people apply their make up on the train. Don’t get me wrong, I admire their skills; I mean, it must take serious training to finish off a perfect cat eye as the train comes to a complete stop. However, just wait until you are on the ground, ladies! You look great, don’t fret!
The metal bars on the train that are meant to assist you in keeping your balance actually have dual purposes… or so others think. This mostly goes toward individuals who try to make money by putting on dance shows and certain teenage kids who just have way too much energy. The MTA just wants to let them know that they are having none of that!
People carry a lot of things with them on the train, like bicycles, suitcases, shopping bags, boxes, etc., and usually it’s not much of a problem unless it’s rush hour. That’s when the accumulation of all belongings can get quite bothersome to other passengers. So people keep your stuff close to you and let others get to their destination!
The MTA has taken matters into their own hands in order to stop ‘manspreading,’ a term used to describe a man sitting with his legs wide apart on public transport. Not only is it a space issue like the ad itself states but it’s also not particularly pleasant to look at, so thanks MTA, keep up the good work!
Things happen, you’re in a rush and have no time to eat, but the subway isn’t really the best place for lunch. It’s uncomfortable for you and the other passengers, plus it's extremely dirty! There were probably rats and other creatures running around just a few hours ago!
Inspired by the line of seriously humorous ads, Chad O’Connell, an art director of a NY advertising firm, decided to add on a few of his own. And oh man, does he do a good job! He really gets at the most annoying things about riding the train. One of which is when people love to hog the whole pole to themselves even when the train cart is past its limit capacity and other people have nothing to hold onto.
This is another of O’Connell’s creations, which portrays a certain individual who is definitely not following subway etiquette. Unfortunately this happens way too often. C'mon, people, what about the elderly?! Be courteous to others and make space for those who actually need it.
Riding the subway in NYC is quite the experience! You’ll actually be surprised at things that you’ll get to see and witness. But hey, this is a good summary of everyday things you’ll probably see!
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