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post #1396 of 1733
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I like it.
post #1397 of 1733

Do you guys actually use the term "straphangers"?

 

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/woman_stabbed_on_midtown_subway_RjjjxRuf222Od3b7yh8XrL

post #1398 of 1733
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It's so funny just this morning on the train with my girlfriend she was reading the paper and asked me what a "straphanger" was. I thought it was common knowledge, but no, only the media really calls transit riders straphangers.
post #1399 of 1733
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It's so funny just this morning on the train with my girlfriend she was reading the paper and asked me what a "straphanger" was. I thought it was common knowledge, but no, only the media really calls transit riders straphangers.


true dat - straps are long gone.....

post #1400 of 1733
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They were deemed racist a long time ago.
post #1401 of 1733
When riding I prefer to sit down so I wouldn't call myself a straphanger. I'd call myself a sitter.
post #1402 of 1733
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That's funny. I never sit. I am anti-sitting
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That's funny. I never sit. I am anti-sitting

I don't live in NYC nor do I take public trans that much anymore but when I lived in DC and took the metro most days I did prefer to sit.
post #1404 of 1733
pB and I are handsome, young, and physically fit men.



when some geezer, preggers woman, or cripple walks onto the train, we are target #1 for people who should stand up and offer our seats. "we'd be standing up for what's right!" It's best to not even bother sitting in the first place as getting up is often inevitable.
post #1405 of 1733
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I wouldn't call myself fit. I am actually scouring craigslist at the moment looking for a new gig where I get paid lots of money to drink and smoke everyday. Anybody know of any openings?
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I wouldn't call myself fit. I am actually scouring craigslist at the moment looking for a new gig where I get paid lots of money to drink and smoke everyday. Anybody know of any openings?

no, but let me know if you find something. i have plenty of skill / experience in that area. my revised linkedin profile would be truly superb.
post #1407 of 1733
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PM it to me.
post #1408 of 1733
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

pB and I are handsome, young, and physically fit men.



when some geezer, preggers woman, or cripple walks onto the train, we are target #1 for people who should stand up and offer our seats. "we'd be standing up for what's right!" It's best to not even bother sitting in the first place as getting up is often inevitable.

This. Also, I already sit all day, so its nice to stand for a bit.

Not sure about the handsome part, though.
post #1409 of 1733

Any time I go more than 4 stops, I sit. If it is possible. Which it usually isn't. I am....a straphanger.

post #1410 of 1733
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When I was in between an apartment and condo I was living with my girlfriend who at the time lived way out in Brooklyn. Like, another world, Brooklyn. It was over an hour on the train and I stood the whole way, twice a day.
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