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    NEW YORK – The city's subway riders can handle panhandlers, rats and tuneless street musicians. But eating spaghetti in a crowded subway car? Well, that's just going too far.

    The video, posted online anonymously, picks up mid-argument, as a woman twirls onto her fork spaghetti from a takeout container and a passenger across the aisle chides her.

    "What kind of animals eat on the train like that?" says the woman across the aisle.

    The diner snaps back with an epithet, and the exchange quickly degenerates into a fistfight.

    "Chill out!" shouts a man as he tries to pull apart the two combatants.

    The video has touched a nerve in a stressed-out city where the commutes are difficult and no perceived slight goes undocumented, thanks to cellphone video cameras.

    Some New York commuters called for a subway system ban on food, like the ones enforced in Washington, San Francisco and other cities. The Port Authority Trans-Hudson trains, which run between New York and New Jersey, already prohibit eating.

    "I think it's nasty when people eat," said Sam Ramos, as he rode a 5 train to the Bronx. "They should go somewhere else."

    But at the other end of the car, John Augustine dug into a cup of chili and said people should mind their own business.

    "People will fight about all kinds of things," Augustine said. "Are we going to legislate against every one of them?"

    "We all have a responsibility to treat our subway system and our fellow riders with respect," chairman Jay Walder said. "This is a system that carries 5 million people a day, and I'm not sure that a ban on food is really practical or enforceable."

    Some riders wondered if the spaghetti scuffle was staged. Most have seen much worse violators of etiquette than the noodle-nosher in the video, said subway rider Shash Lachhman.

    "I once saw somebody eating barbecued chicken with no napkins," Lachhman said. "But I still don't think you need a rule against it."

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    The chick doing the complaining probably wanted the spaghetti. Looks like she may have missed a few meals!
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    The sounds associated with masstication are better left to oneself. For many (not myself), the sound of someone slurping spaghetti pasta is especially grating.

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    Some riders wondered if the spaghetti scuffle was staged.
    As do I. The footage captured pretty much everything pertinent, rather than coming in at the point where tensions had already become visible. Who the heck watches someone sit down and start eating lunch, whips out a camera and thinks "cool, maybe something fucked up will happen?"
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    "We all have a responsibility to treat our subway system and our fellow riders with respect," chairman Jay Walder said. "This is a system that carries 5 million people a day, and I'm not sure that a ban on food is really practical or enforceable."

    I have to argue against this comment. Here in D.C. it is against the law to eat or drink on the subway. I think the fine is $500. I hardly see people eat on the subway. It isn't too hard and easily enforceable. If an officer sees someone eating food, write them a ticket. As a result, the subway system is cleaner and you don't get rats the size of cats roaming the tunnels and stations.
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    Yeah, I think that was the part that caught my attention - that it wasn't illegal to eat on th subway in the first place. I haven't ridden the New York City subway in a long time, but I have ridden in other places and always recall seeing that posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy King View Post
    The sounds associated with masstication are better left to oneself. For many (not myself), the sound of someone slurping spaghetti pasta is especially grating.
    Completely agree.
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    granted it has been decades since I was on a NYC subway, but unless things have improved dramatically, I could not imagine eating my spaghetti (!!!!) there...

    but perhaps the smell of the spaghetti covers up the smell of urine, I kind of doubt it tho

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