Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Subway in Seoul
I have about a 40 minute commute on the subway each morning. I've learned some important things about this commute. First off, if the train is full don't get on it. There is a reason why people are very nicely standing in a line behind these pairs of feet. It's because the jammed packed train will come, some people will get on, but then the most remarkable event will occur. A completely empty train will pull up only minutes after the jammed packed one has left. If you are one of the first 6 people in line, there's a good chance you will get a seat. However, beware of the sections that are allotted for the elderly (see symbol above to the left of the feet). You will be shunned if you sit in this section, even if there are not elderly people on the train.