Monday, August 15, 2005

Ms. Subways says...

On the E train today, as I was avoiding eye-contact with the other commuters, I began to really ponder the above sign...
I thought, who is this woman in the green sweater?
How did she become Ms. Subways?
What does being Ms. Subways entail?
What qualifies her to be Ms. Subways?
And why should I care about what Ms. Subways says?

So naturally, when I got home, I did some research. I mean, what better way is there to spend a night, than searching for pointless info online? And lucky for you, I am sharing the love. From a press release from the MTA I learned the following...

As part of her continuing reign (yes, it is called a reign) as the first Ms. Subways in 22 years, [Caroline Sanchez-Bernat] will begin appearing in a print campaign and public service announcements touting a new courtesy campaign which reminds riders to be a little more considerate on their next subway ride. The tagline for this campaign is "Courtesy is contagious. Let it start with YOU."

Lawrence G. Reuter, the MTA NYC Transit President with a heart of gold, had this to say, "I admire Ms. Subways' passion for etiquette and safety within the subway... I hope all our riders take her advice to heart."

Thank you, Mr. Reuter. I did indeed take what she said to heart. I was considering becoming a rusher and a pusher, but now I know better. Now I know that it could start my trip with a slip.

And as for how she became Ms. Subways... Caroline Sanchez-Bernat was chosen among thousands of entrants who responded to a competition sponsored by the New York Post.

Hmmm... Ms. Subways 2006, do I feel a reality show coming on?

In that case, maybe even I could be the next Ms. Subways. I can see it now... Next to my picture it will say: Ms. Subways says, "Move your ass, so we can all get where we need to go... and wear deodorant, please."
posted by Danielle @ 11:53 PM |


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