Marking Territory

This morning, as I was walking to my train station, I saw a cat marking his territory…on a car. I had never seen a cat marking it’s territory. It was walking in front of the car, arched its hind side up & sprayed up onto the car bumper. I was taken off guard & felt bad for the owner whose car would now stink of cat urine.

Feel free to post comments or share similar experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.
~Izzy

Wall Platter & Delays

As I approached the top of the station stairs this morning, I noticed a splatter on the lower portion of the station wall. At first I dismissed it as vomit, but as I climbed higher, I realized it was diarrhea splatter. WTF?! It looked recent but luckily the smell had wafted away. Whoever did it had to have pulled down their pants (or lifted their skirt), squatted, & let it go. You have to either be really desperate or have absolutely no shame to do that on an open-air elevated train station.

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~Izzy

Serial Farter

This morning, I missed my usual train. The next train arrived relatively quick, so it had some seats available. I didn’t see any available at my normal spot, so I sat towards the middle of the car.

A few stops into my commute, I started smelling the spreading stench of someone’s fart. I carry a Vick’s inhaler for those instances, but it seemed like the culprit was on a serial farting spree. The smell was actually overpowering the menthol in my inhaler.

Then I realized the woman I sat next to had been wiggling in her seat throughout the ride. I wanted to get away from her massive fart attack but the train had gotten too crowded by then. FML!!

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~Izzy

Select Bus Ticket Machine Woes

One of my former high school classmates, RR, posted the following Facebook status last night. I saw it this morning and thought it would be a great post here. He graciously allowed me to use it…Thanks, RR!!

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I can understand his frustration. Those “Select Bus” ticket machines are a-holes! If they’re not misreading or unable to read your ATM/credit card, they’ll double charge you, they’ll do what it did to RR or his friend, who’s card the machine stole. You’d think that with the $1 they’re charging to get a new card, they’ll have the funds to make sure the machine work properly, not steal from you! And good luck dealing with customer service!!!

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~Izzy

2 Train Frustrations…AGAIN!!

The 2 train is infamous for delays. It might not be a new thing for its riders, but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating when they occur. This morning, my ride was going smoothly up until Jackson Avenue. There it stalled at the station. After several “We will be moving shortly, we apologize for the delay” announcements, I started to grind my teeth.

To make matters worse, at East 149th Street-Grand Concourse the conductor announced the train was being rerouted to the east side on the 5 line. Hearing those words after already being held captive in a metal container can give anyone murderous rage. Of course it always happens when you’re below ground, where you don’t have service to let your boss know you’re running late.

For me it was a bigger slap in the face because I just started a new job. How good will it look to be half an hour late within the first week of employment? Now I have to take extra measures to avoid being late again. However, the problem with taking an earlier train is that I’ll end up in Midtown with too much time to kill before work. Right now it’s not a big deal, but when the weather gets colder, I’ll be freezing my a$$ off if I don’t find a place to kill time, which are very limited. SO FRUSTRATING!!!!

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~Izzy

MAJOR Seat A-Hole!!

This guy on a downtown 2 train is definitely a MAJOR seat a-hole!! He was completely spread eagle, blasting his music, while working on a word search.

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Mind you, the train was packed, like this:

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It really irks me that people like him feel entitled to take up more than their fair share of space on the train. You’re on public transportation, not lounging in your living room!!!

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~Izzy

Seat A-Hole

This guy on the 5 train  just couldn’t move over six inches so the woman in pink wasn’t forced to be squished against the side bars. That made him a-hole of the day on Friday!
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~Izzy