What’s worst, waking up to find a rat crawling all over you in the NYC subway or some unfeeling New Yorker actually filming it instead of coming to your aid?
Yes, it’s true shock horror rat videos are now a NYC art form and this one is a doozy. But unless someone comes up with some super good method of getting rid of them, we’re going to have to start accepting we have to live with them up close and personally all the time and regularize the whole relationship.
So self protective measures are necesaary:
1. Never sleep on your subway ride home no matter how tired you are. Build sensors into train seats to shock you awake when you fall asleep unintentionally.
2. Insist the MTA puts in tiny rat entry points and charge said rats for entry to the whole subway system. (given how many rats there are this should solve the
MTA’S funding problems in no time).
3. At the same time insist on some ‘no go’ rat areas in the subway system protected by ‘A VERY BIG WALL,’ and make the rats pay for it.
4. Set aside rat feeding zones in the subway, encourage passengers to throw all their old pizzas and other uneaten food there before they board their train and then
forbid both humans and rats from bringing/eating any food onto actual trains. Waht do youb et those rats woulod be so diverted by a continuous supply of pizza
that they wouldn’t even want to ride the trains, and in any case they’d be so fat tthey couldn’t jump abaord.