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The 7 Worst Types Of People You See On The Subway

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

The 7 Worst Types Of People You See On The Subway

It seems like the most obnoxious people always get on the subway at the times when you most need peace and quiet. Here are the seven worst types of people you encounter on the NYC subway:

 

1. People playing their music too loud

[Peyri Herrera/Flickr]
[Peyri Herrera/Flickr]
You can’t even concentrate on reading your book because you have to listen to “Work.” You don’t want to tap the person on the shoulder and tell them to turn it down because it violates subway etiquette to talk to anyone you don’t know.

 

2. Mediocre subway performers

[Gary H. Spielvogel/Flickr]
[Gary H. Spielvogel/Flickr]
A great subway performance can put you in a great mood, but truly great performances are rare. Usually it’s just the same tricks you’ve seen 10 times, and then you have to cope with how they make you feel guilty for not clapping.

 

3. Loud groups of teenagers

[James Loesch/Flickr]
[James Loesch/Flickr]
You can’t read, you can’t do your puzzle, you might not even be able to listen to music because those kids insist on talking to each other at a volume which is 20 decibels higher than necessary.

 

4. Drunk people who are about to vomit

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[Eric Skiff/Flickr]
[Eric Skiff/Flickr]
Immediately begin planning your escape route to another car once the person starts bending over at the waist.

 

5. Spreaders

[Francisco Daum/Flickr]
[Francisco Daum/Flickr]
Sometimes women can be worse spreaders than men because they have so many shopping bags. And then there are the people who bring their bikes on the subway. Come on, couldn’t you have just ridden your bike to wherever you’re going?

 

6. Couples eating each other’s faces

[Runs With Scissors/Flickr]
[Runs With Scissors/Flickr]
This is not your personal private car. Not even close.

 

7. This guy

Oddee
Oddee

 

Cover photo credit: Oscar F. Hevia/Flickr