Main | Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Rail Thin

"Downtown service on the 6 train is temporarily suspended due to a sick passenger." That's probably the most commonly heard announcement when your train does not appear. This morning's AM New York reveals that in many of the cases, the "sick" passengers are young women who have fainted due to excess dieting. There are about 400 "sick passenger" delays every month in NYC, peaking shortly before the summer swimsuit season, no doubt.

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