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What games do you play while riding the subway?

Here’s a few: What if the train stopped and this became like an episode of “Survivor”? Who would take charge? Who would be the Alphas, who would be the trouble makers, who would crack first?

Who would I bone, and in what order? There’s lots of variations of this game, of course, like “Which beautiful women are lousy in bed,” and “Which regular-looking girls are tigers?”

Who is carrying a concealed weapon?

I used to play, “Who could I beat up?” but I’ve given up on that one.

Another favorite is guessing what stop people will get off.


1 Diane Firstman   ~  Feb 17, 2011 11:30 am

I play the "what stop will people get off at" game, but mostly to figure out when I can get a seat :-)

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 17, 2011 11:38 am

1) EXACTaMUNDO, Cunningham.

3 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Feb 17, 2011 1:47 pm

You had me at paragraph 2, though (a) I would have chickened out at saying so out loud, and (b) "in what order" presupposes more than one success, and I don't think I ever credited myself quote so richly...

Then you start thinking about Rebecca De Mornay and hearing Tangerine Dream in your head.

4 Branco   ~  Feb 17, 2011 1:52 pm

Last night, my wife and I jumped on the train heading back uptown. She sat between two loud female yuppies and a friendly man in his 60's. He offered to slide over to allow me a seat, but a gestured to the girls and said "No thanks, I think they're getting off pretty soon.". He chuckled and went back to his paper. Sure enough, when the doors opened two stops later, the ladies jumped up and rushed off the train, laughing about almost missing their stop. The man and I exchanged a smile before I sat down for the next 200 blocks.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 17, 2011 2:04 pm

4) NICE!

6 Dimelo   ~  Feb 18, 2011 9:26 am

Alex, I have those same thoughts, too. But a lot of times it's when I'm on a plane, which lovely lady will be the one to feel my gropes as gravity starts to execute its plan.

Yeah it's fun trying to figure out these puzzles: that girl is hot but she looks like a prude, this is other girl is not so hot but there's something about her that looks like a paaarrrtttyyy -- is it the way she bites into that banana that has me wondering? It's a short ride and my mind likes to wander.

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