There are a lot of very bad, corrupt, stupid, evil people in the world. But today’s column is not about them. Today we take a special moment to single out one dude who is just an extraordinary asshole.
Allow me to set the scene. Summer in New York City is gross. The air is sticky and thick. Wafts of trash and urine can hit you on any street corner. And then you have to go down into the dank, steamy pit of the MTA subway system, where rats frolic in puddles of mystery fluid and passengers sweat so profusely that they will sweat through your clothes. (Trust me.) It’s like a sauna, but in hell.
Add to this, that Governor Andrew Cuomo has consistently failed to fix the MTA’s spiraling disruptions, which mean longer waits, unexplained delays, more crowded cars, and all kinds of general, day-ruining fuckery that has his political rival Cynthia Nixon calling him out on the daily with #CuomoMTA.
Now, into all this comes a rider on a baby-blue motorbike, here to make your commute just a little bit shittier.
The fucking gall of this dude to bring a motorbike onto the subway, and then block the doors, and THEN give his fellow straphanger the “what’re you gonna’ do” look. Yes, the MTA allows cyclists to bring their bikes onboard, but the general rule is to avoid rush hour and not block the doors. Basically, DON’T BE A DICK.
Fuck this guy. We are all the sharply dressed woman who glared, and then resignedly called him a “jackass” before moving to another door. It’s not worth fighting with assholes like this. If he had any shame, he wouldn’t do this to begin with. And the fact that someone recorded this interaction, makes me suspect he did this at more than one stop.
So, fuck this guy for being selfish and inconsiderate and making someone’s sweltering summer day worse. In dishonor of him, share in comments an instance of your run-in with an extraordinary asshole of the motorbike manspreader variety.