Observed at the 1st Avenue Subway Station, 8:45am.
What’s a commuter to do in this situation?
(a) Since these signs have been stating “Testing in progress. Times may not be accurate” for the past three months, should I assume that, for the first time since I’ve seen them in use, the times are not accurate, and run the risk of being held hostage inside the subway station for 22 minutes waiting for the next L train? This would require me to trust the MTA, something that no New Yorker should ever be willing to do.
(b) Should I say, quite loudly, “oh, fuck this,” and storm right out of the station?
If you guessed that I chose option (b), you are correct. It’s Monday morning. I have no patience for this.