While we're on the subject of subway etiquette, can someone please do something once and for all about people who clip their fingernails on the MTA? Gothamist sat next to yet another morning manicurist on the way uptown yesterday and, with nowhere to go in the packed car, was forced to hear each click and was even hit by a stray piece of fingernail. To make matters worse, a man came through the car selling manicure sets for "the amazing low price of two dollars," thereby encouraging more of this behavior.
In the spirit of Bill Maher, here's a new rule: don't do anything on the subway that most people do in their bathrooms at home. Of course, Gothamist can make an execption for newspaper reading. That's something even we've been known to do in the loo every so often.