If you've ever been on the NYC subway during rush hour, then you're familiar with all of the horrors associated with it.
From delays, to broken down trains, to failed AC units, to urine sopped corners you only discover upon stepping into a suspiciously empty car, finding a train that isn't jam-packed with too many people to fit when you're just trying to get home is a miracle sometimes.
And to make matters worse, you aren't allowed to bring your pet on the train, either. Now, those other problems are a little out of one's control, but when it comes to smuggling pets into places where they aren't allowed, if you're creative, you can get it done. And if there's one thing New Yorkers are, it's creative. I mean, how the heck else are you going to mentally survive spending $2,300 on a studio with a matchbox for a bathroom?
So they found some incredible ways to get around the pet travel ban on subways.
The rule states:
"No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container."
I mean, technically they aren't doing anything wrong.
Any old bag seems to work.
It's the perfect clapback from dog owners to the MTA.
to the woman who helped me get my dog into his tote bag on the subway platform tonight: i genuinely love you.— jiordan castle (@jiordancastle) December 1, 2016
They're technically not breaking the rules, from my understanding.
Depending on the breed you have, it could be a pretty crazy workout.
My dog has gotten so heavy that when I carry him on the subway in his tote bag I start pouring sweat 😓😓 and people offer their seats to me— Tom Stern (@SquirrelTalkTom) December 14, 2016
Carrying a dog in a bag w just its head poking out on the NY subway has very quickly risen to the high end of my bucket list— Bored Hag (@PowerfulUggo) December 14, 2016
But the rules don't state you need to be carrying the dog either, so...
If you're trying to keep humans from travelling with their pets, you're gonna have to try a bit harder, NYC.
Plus, the rule, as annoying as it may be, has ultimately yielded some adorably hilarious pictures, so there's that.