We’ve all done it.
You hear the sounds of the TTC rumbling through the station, sprint down the stairs knocking small children and the elderly out of your way, rush to the platform – only for the doors to close in our face in front of a full carriage of people.
No matter how many times it happens, we never learn to either run faster or just wait for the next damn train.
So it’s comforting to know we’re not alone. A new YouTube video that dramatically shows New Yorkers missing the subway in slow motion is all of us.
The three-minute clip by Gothamist, entitled ‘Watch NYers Hearts Break As They JUST Miss The Subway Train’, rolls to the tune of the Viennese Waltz and will give commuters all the feels.
The video description reads:
“There is no quintessential NYC experience quite like running down a subway station platform with your arms flapping all about like a distressed penguin, making eye contact with the conductor, and then hesitantly stretching out your hand to try to slip between the doors before they close.
“For every time they re-open, they’re just as likely to slam shut in your face, leaving you gazing at your own disconsolate reflection in the greasy window as the train rolls away forever.”
Some make it on, some screech to a halt as they realize they’ll never make it, and others almost lose a foot or a hand in the process.
But all have one thing in common: a lot of wild gesticulating and cursing to no one in particular.
Walk it off people, walk it off.