Tuesday, June 10, 2008


One thing I hate most, especially on the early morning commute to work, is the obnoxious sound of an Emergency Exit being pushed open in a subway station. You know the sound, it's like a fire engine alarm blaring inside your ear. And the sound continues to blare even after the door is closed. Not pleasant. This morning, someone had to be obnoxious and open the door. This young man couldn't wait one freakin minute like the rest of us waiting patiently to pile out of the 23rd/Broadway station because he had to push through the line and out the Emergency Exit door. Now, I understand that sometimes this is necessary, like if you have a baby stroller, or a particularly large scratching post for your spoiled kitties, and need to go through the Emergency Exit because it won't fit through the turnstile. However, that was not the case with this man. He was simply impatient. And no one followed his lead! We all continued to wait out turn to get out of the station. I find it hard to believe that he was in so much of a hurry that he needed to get out of the subway station one minute faster than the rest of us. If that was the case he should have left his home earlier this morning.

Song of the moment: "Break the Ice" by Britney Spears. I know, I know, it's Britney Spears, but the song is catchy. Really. I'm not embarrassed to admit that I like it.


Unknown said...

I'm all about the door but most days I don't want to be the first because I am lame..

Anonymous said...

But what if he had an Emergency?

Subway Gal said...

Good point, alchematics. However, from the looks of this guy and the situation, I'm pretty sure there was no real emergency. Had he been carrying a screaming baby, or nursing a wound I prob would have felt a tiny bit of sympathy for him and not blogged about it the situation.