Sometimes I am happy to be a New Yorker and sometimes I am fucking elated. On this particular Hallow’s Eve, I fall into the latter camp and let me tell you, it is not because of the village parade coming to a 6th Avenue bus stop near you, t-minus six hours from now.
No, it’s because of the above video, shot by two such creative, slightly irreverent New Yorkers who took an interesting tidbit: that subway conductors are forced to, like robots instead of humans who feel feeling, point at a black and white serial-number infiltrated plaque when they arrive at every station to signal that they’re paying attention on the job, and turned it into a heart-warming experiment.
When you see a header that reads “The New York Subway Signs Experiment” tethered to a video, the immediate assumption is either that you’re about to watch something hilariously funny but incredulously offensive or something spectacular serious if not informative, dinner table chatter at best. When it is actually one minute and change of a transfixed smile from the innermost trenches of your guts, you know it’s right.
So, watch the video and giggle with me, would you?