Apparently it’s an Asian thing to squat when you can’t find a seat nearby. Sounds logical, but I find people doing it at illogical places, like street corners, checkout lines, & the edge of subway platforms. I previously posted a picture of an Asian man squatting on the F train platform. Today I saw another Asian man doing it on the A train platform, pictured below. This action is not restricted to Asian men only. I’ve also seen women doing it, mostly older ones though.
Feel free to post comments or share common experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.