Sunday, April 22, 2012

Subway Styles

As a NYers, the subway is our primary form of transportation...which can be a blessing and a curse. Sometimes hopping on the subway can be way easier than driving. Sometimes hopping on a crowded subway can make you wanna slap a grandma and whoop a random child. And we've all seen YouTube videos of fighting and sleeping homeless people. Oh NYC subway! Well if you find yourself on the subway, here's a guide to the many styles of riding.

The Pole Grasp
(Feel free to insert a tissue between hand and pole for sanitary purposes)

The Lazy Pole Lean
(This is a rude stance that prevents others from sharing the pole.
Prepare for angry glances during peak times)

The Door Gangsta Lean

My custom style: The Door Ridger

(Usually this style is only used in the morning when the train is packed nose to nose and I'm late to work)

 The Ceiling Anchor 

(This is primarily for men. For women, see The Subway Surfer)

 The Subway Surfer 
(When the train is too crowded and you have nothing to hold on to)

The Coveted Seat Drop
(This is amazing if you are so lucky)

The Subway Jerker
(Whether stable or surfing, you may experience a severe jerking motion when the train comes to an abrupt stop. Don't be embarrassed, it happens to everyone)


  1. HAHAHAHA I prob done or saw a lot of those!!!!

  2. LMAO! We really don't have any sense I died laughing all over again!