Yahoo! Voices asked me to write about something I’d make mandatory in NYC besides food composting. I chose pushing onto the subway car before passengers have gotten off, because WOULDN’T THAT MAKE THE SUBWAYS BETTER FOR EVERYONE?!?! I’ve written about subway manners before, because like everyone else in the city, I have really strong opinions about NOT BEING A FREAKING JERK ON THE SUBWAY.
New York City truly is the greatest city in the world. We have everything you could possibly want, and then some. Unfortunately, some people — who MUST be tourists, not residents — commit a terrible mistake on the subway when they try to push onto a subway car before letting the other passengers exits.
Look, I get it. You’re in a hurry, and jumping on that subway is bringing you closer to your destination. We all understand the hurry, and that goes double for G train and certain other Brooklyn lines with sporadic delays. But here’s the thing, if the people getting off go through the doors before the people getting on, then everyone moves more efficiently. Everyone gets to their destinations faster.