We may be scarred for life by the man who is haunting the F train with his used condoms, but that doesn't mean we can't still appreciate other, less fluid-driven subway transgressors. Like the teen in the photos above, who gets extra points for finding a creative way of breaking subway etiquette—namely, by fusing his body with a subway pole.

The photos were captured on the E train on Friday morning around 10:30 a.m. "I do believe it was a teen, who was sucked into his comic book and oblivious to it all," said Kyle G, who snapped the pics. "I was only on for two stops but no one said anything, just some sour faces then a chuckle when I took the picture."

Reminder: nothing shows an utter lack of consideration for work-weary commuters like pole hugging. Except for tying up your used condom on the pole. That is, objectively, worse.