Any New Yorker will tell you that the subway system leaves a lot to be desired.
Whether it's constant construction, delayed trains, overcrowding, or high fares, there are an endless supply of issues to gripe about.
So when a video of a pair of people who took out their own table and started playing a game of ping pong on a subway train went viral on Twitter, people had lots of thoughts.
On the 6 train tonight, a couple takes a table out and starts a ping pong game....#I❤️NYC https://t.co/WqztzK9xSx— Mary Karr, Author (@Mary Karr, Author)1561849459.0
There were a few, of course, who thought it was funny and charming.
@marykarrlit This is fun, I like this. Cynicism is so tired— Kyle 🌱 (@Kyle 🌱)1561866624.0
@marykarrlit @modacitylife #myNYC— Jack Horsey (@Jack Horsey)1561883568.0
@marykarrlit @timothypmurphy That’s why I ❤️ NY 👍👍👍— ☮️ 🕊🌎 ♥ #BelieveInJustice ♥ (@☮️ 🕊🌎 ♥ #BelieveInJustice ♥)1561865703.0
But the vast majority were not amused in the slightest.
@marykarrlit Ugh. They should stop trying so hard.— 𝔸𝕝𝕖𝕛𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕣𝕒 𝕁𝕚𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕫-𝔸𝕟𝕥𝕠𝕟 🇲🇽 (@𝔸𝕝𝕖𝕛𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕣𝕒 𝕁𝕚𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕫-𝔸𝕟𝕥𝕠𝕟 🇲🇽)1561868743.0
@marykarrlit They also play co-ed softball and make sure they call everyone on the team to make sure they'll be at… https://t.co/xiMiABBiH2— MyTweetsK*llFascists (A Woody Guthrie Reference) (@MyTweetsK*llFascists (A Woody Guthrie Reference))1561864235.0
@marykarrlit The most New York thing about this are the people not filming— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren)1561867811.0
@marykarrlit No. They need to go home. How rude.— H Currey (@H Currey)1561908907.0
@marykarrlit Because the subways are already so roomy, peaceful, and quiet, why not?— Mr.Rimbaud (@Mr.Rimbaud)1561865270.0
The video even drew the ire of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was hoping the Bronx section of the 6 line was not involved.
Where on the 6 was this? Please tell me this was Manhattan, I’m not trying to get phone calls about this 😂 https://t.co/YV0Y4xDShc— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1561864065.0
So it looks like New Yorkers now have yet another thing to gripe about.
Forget "showtime"—hipster subway ping pong is where it's at.
Let's just hope the couple doesn't try to pull the stunt again during rush hour, otherwise...