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.