Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. snowboardpunk

    snowboardpunk Senior member

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    good luck with the dmv. literally every time I tried going to the one in flushing there systems were down...
     


  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    my fear of the DMV meant I had the wrong address on my license for 5 years. I only recently fixed it with the DMV's much appreciated online system.
     


  3. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    it's chilly out. I kind of like it because I can wear gloves, and wearing gloves means i don't have to come in direct contact with metal subway railings.



    and yes, multiple types of animal had to be sacrificed for my gloves. They are awesome.
     


  4. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Today marked the first wearing of my cashmere topcoat. Outerwear is one of the best things about winter.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    it's too early (and not cold enough here) to bust out, but I have a ridiculosly awesome cashmere overcoat that is like 12 pounds. It was my grandfather's.
     


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    It won't help. I let no part of my body come in contact with the subway and I still end up sick as a dog every winter.

    lefty
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    it's not about cold avoidance as much as peace of mind.
     


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    lefty Senior member

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    Good luck with that.

    I'm considering bare handing it and just getting it over with.

    Funny, I was never sick in SanFo. But then I avoided SanFoians like the ... well, plague.

    lefty
     


  9. mafoofan

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    Rookie. You need to learn how to stand in the subway train without holding onto anything. Forward stance, firm feet, loose knees.
     


  10. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    your center of gravity is much lower than mine, though I can subway surf with relative ease since I've ridden my line enough to know where the track kinks are.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Okay--not that much lower, if at all. Are you accounting for cranial mass?
     
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    I don't wear gloves on subways and touch the poles all the time and I haven't been sick for like 2 years

    And speaking of subways, I hate ppl with the huge backpacks

    Also hate when I'm reading on my iPad and some older person comes and nudges me to give up my seat. I don't mind giving the seat but for them to come over and nudge to do it, it makes me look bad and it's a lose lose for me
     
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    D, E, F and #4 train veteran
     


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    I usually try to be in the middle doorway on a train car, but if I can't I have zero problems with touching poles, railings, or any normal surfaces in NYC. I haven't been appreciably sick with anything other than sore throats or runny noses since I moved here full time over 5 years ago. No flu shots or anything like that either.

    That said, I won't tempt fate by touching a pole that I just watched someone sneeze or cough onto... That's just nasty.
     
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