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New York City Subway Stories

By Brian | February 15, 2006 | Share on Facebook

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning, so I commuted into the city at an odd hour. On the uptown E train (World Trade Center line) at around 11:15, was a man wearing blue jeans, a windbreaker, and a winter cap.

He was carrying with him a hacksaw, a screwdriver, and a flashlight. He didn’t have any kind of bag or case, he was just carrying them loose in his hands. I assume he was in a construction-related line of work, and was just bringing his tools to/from his job.

So, I ask again, exactly what are they checking for when they randomly inspect our bags on the subway? If an openly visible hacksaw is OK, what exactly is not OK?

Topics: New York, New York, Political Rantings | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “New York City Subway Stories”

  1. Mike Starr says at February 17th, 2006 at 11:23 am :
    I guess they are only checking for WMDs, not WMCs (Weapons of Mass Construction).

  2. Jeff Porten says at February 17th, 2006 at 12:30 pm :


    “Hello, Jack? Yeah, he saw it. Nice job. I’ve got the fifty wired into your Paypal account already. Monica is ready to call him during dinner next week to try to sell him personal grooming products that are disturbingly data-mined from his Amazon wishlist and Tivo recordings? Excellent.”


    I’ll convert you yet, Greenberg.

  3. Brian says at February 21st, 2006 at 1:16 am :
    Mike – “Weapons of Mass Construction.” That’s awesome…

    Jeff – I have absolutely no earthly idea what you’re talking about… :-(


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