"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Just Slide it in and We’ll See What Happens

In some subway stations around town the token booth clerks now wear red jackets and just answer questions. I haven’t run into any of these clerks yet–fortunately, my man Rob on 238th street still sells me a metro card–but my cousin did the other day on 23rd and Broadway.

Sees a guy come up to the clerk, a spoiled-brat European-looking guy, waving his Metrocard and says, “I put it in once. I put it in a second time! Now it says “Just Used!”

And the clerk replies…

The guy didn’t laugh. But my cousin did.

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1 Diane Firstman   ~  Mar 11, 2010 1:04 pm

"Insufficient Fare", indeed! :-P

2 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 11, 2010 1:25 pm

LOL. That joke is a sickness. I say it constantly. Drives my wife nuts...until she busts one out on me....that'swhatshesaid!!!!!!!!

3 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 11, 2010 1:57 pm

[2] Arrrgh, there are way too many instances where that can fit in and I want to say it those many times, but I have to restrain myself and use it very sparingly. I got scolded by a comedienne friend for using that in our chat, but then it led to more witty banter so it was okay by me. I think if you time it right, it will at least visibly throw people for a loop before they react + or -; that's what I like to do...

4 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Mar 11, 2010 7:37 pm

I do not get this joke at all...am I being dense? Is it a movie reference?

5 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Mar 11, 2010 8:47 pm

[4] Ah, got it now..that's hysterical!

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