Everyone should experience a ride on the New York City Subway. After all, it’s the largest transit system in the world. Grab a map, choose Express or Local, find the correct platform (the signs are posted on both sides), then check the different lines, letters, and numbers. It’s time to hop aboard. Everyone does it. New Yorkers survive by using it, daily commuters with steady employment insist on it, tourists rely on it to get to popular attractions, and party-seekers need the connections from uptown to downtown hotspots. Is it crowded? Of course. With over 8.5 million people on the island of Manhattan, that’s a given. Should you avoid all eye contact? Hold on to the pole? Eat your breakfast, or lunch, in front of everyone? Talk on your cell phone? Tell that toddler to stop his insane temper tantrum? Give up your seat for the balding old man? Or take a video of a short-tempered altercation? No worries. These are not unusual or unique disruptions. They simply reflect an ordinary day on the New York City Subway.