Is It Ok? – Holding the Railings on Public Transit

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March 15, 2013 3:43 PM by Smash

Chicago LI texted Dips early asking him what would be a good topic for “Is It Ok?” this week. Without hesitation, he fired off a “for a man to not touch subway railings.” A clear jab at me but I’m rolling with it. Not so much just a man but just “Is it ok to touch subway railings?”

Well, lets start with me. I fucking hate touching those things. Every hand in the city has touched them and it’s flat out disgusting. Hand to dick to railing, picking your nose to railing, giving a girl the shocker and not washing your hands to railing. The list goes on and on. And judging by the amount of people that don’t wash their hands in public bathrooms, it doesn’t help my cause.

On the other hand (ha), it’s just your fucking hands. They touch everything to begin with. You’re a wholeeee lot better off holding on to something than wiping out and hitting the floor where human piss and shit have been smothered everywhere. You also won’t be the dickhead bumping into people.

So to answer the question, is it ok? Of course it is. I wouldn’t say it’s ok to lick the railing or lick your hands after holding on but sometimes you just have to sack up and do it. It will never not be disgusting but there’s not a whole lot you can do. I guess you could technically wipe them down with a Clorox wipe but then you’ll look like a psychopath (not that that’s hard to do on the subway).

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