MIDTOWN (PIX11) – While the MTA is focusing on the finer points of subway etiquette, such as “manspreading” and nail clipping, a refresher course on the basics appears to be badly needed for some riders.
Video posted to YouTube Saturday titled “NYC Subway Madness” shows a knitting straphanger refuse to yield the empty seat occupied by her yarn to a woman trying to sit down. According to the description, the woman purportedly “claimed she paid for two seats.”
The standoff happened on a Queens-bound N train when a woman boarding attempted to sit down next to the knitting woman. The subway crocheter physically prevents her from sitting, saying, “Don’t put your butt on my hand, I’m gonna tell you right now, you’re gonna wait, you’re gonna wait, ya heard?”
The woman standing above her says, “You are asking for trouble,” but the N train yarn enthusiast yells back, “Step out of my face. Have some pride and stop asking to sit down and move away from me!”
When the other woman correctly informs her that “this is not your house,” the seated woman gets off the train — but not before challenging her to a fight.