Monday, July 7, 2008

Student union


Ah, young, Ivy League love in the city. Gothamist had this Craigslist link yesterday:

Hi! We were on the RED local line, I got on at 14th Street, you were already on the train. I got off at Columbia University 116th. Around 5PM. It was very crowded and you were behind me. We talked awkardly while you were still behind my back, pushed into each other. I told you I hate being an undergrad, we connected. You eneded up fingering me while no one else was noticing. I didn't get your full e-mail. If you see this, let me know. I hope you do! I miss you.

Wow.

Well, I think this is just a viral campaign for next season's How I Met Your Mother. That Ted!

5 comments:

anon. said...

This sounds familiar. I've heard of this story about the CL posting on being fingered while no one else was around. Can't remember when but will do my research and get back to you. This could just be a joke or a hoax.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, Anon.

I thought it very well may be a fake...but I posted it anyway for some reason....

E said...

Fake. Columbia undergrads know it's the "1 train"...even the ones from Akron, OH.

(Yes, I was a CU undergrad once upon a time, but NYC-born-and-raised)

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, e. Good point. I can't recall having heard anyone use "RED local line."

Jill said...

I've heard many people who aren't from the city call the subways by their color names, especially people from Long Island who venture in twice a year to see a play. My mother, on the other hand, still calls the 6 train the "Lex" and the R train the BMT, and gets annoyed and corrects me when I use the current letter/number system.