Anti-Manspreading Posters Hit NYC Next Month

Photo: Courtesy of MTA.
Last month, the MTA announced a new campaign for NYC subway etiquette. This week, it revealed the new posters for "Courtesy Counts, Manners Make A Better Ride," targeting offenders like the pole-hogger, the door-blocker, and Public Enemy #1: the manspreader.
"Dude…Stop the Spread, Please," reads the sign. We might have gone with something more emphatic, like, "Dude, Your Balls Are Not That Big, Seriously," but either way, the sentiment is clear. Other posters provide more firm but gentle reminders for riders:
"It’s a Subway Car, Not a Dining Car."
Read: We don't want to sit in your Chipotle leftovers.
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"Step Aside to Let Others Off First."
Wait your turn, jerk.
"Take Your Pack Off Your Back."
Because you just knocked a child unconscious.
"Poles Are For Your Safety, Not Your Latest Routine."
NO ONE BOUGHT A TICKET, SO IT IS NOT SHOWTIME.
Whether or not these reminders will actually stop the scourge of leg-splaying and door-blocking remains to be seen (and we're not holding our breath). But, at the very least, it's nice to know the MTA is putting our tax dollars to good use.
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