Thursday, July 2, 2009

Us New York Girls, We Stick Together

Yesterday, while riding the 6 home from work, I thwarted a crime. Yes, you read that right. I am a real-life crime fighter. Okay, so it wasn't that big of a deal, but it did shake me up a bit.

I was sitting on a crowded train heading back to Midtown when I noticed that the man next to me was taking pictures with his camera phone. Since I am often one to take camera phone pics of outlandish fashion or strange happenings, I nosily looked over to see what he was noticing.

Little did I expect to find that he was trying to get a crotch shot of the girl sitting across from us wearing a short skirt! I stared for a second, flabbergasted and not knowing what to do, before saying as loudly as I could, "Woah, THAT's inappropriate."

He got really mad at me and started yelling that he wasn't doing anything and I could check his phone. I just looked straight ahead until he stormed off at the next stop.

The woman started getting teary and thanked me profusely. I was honestly a little shaken because I wasn't sure how he would react to a little redhead calling him out, but I wasn't about to let him get away with that nastiness.

Once I calmed down, I was really proud. To paraphrase a man wiser than I, Evil is allowed to take hold when good people stand by and do nothing.

You mess with one of us New York ladies, and you mess with us all!


  1. That is awesome! I'll take you on my 6 train any time. (In fact, I live off the 6 line as well, so we probably DO take the same train!)

  2. I just had to say WAY TO GO! (Yes, I popped over here after commenting on your Bee post, then followed your post on mine :D what can I say about internet rabbit trails! er, if that's how the saying goes) -- but anyway, seriously, mega-applause to you -- it's tough to say something when you see something wrong happening right in front of you, i feel like -- I mean yes, we *want* to, but finding your voice, sometimes that's *tough* -- so *great* job, especially in your choice of words!!