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Seat Space Protector
seat cushion with hinged flaps that fold up on each side of you, acting as a barrier
on the new york subway system, there are eventually the people who sit right next to me, or sometimes even on me, poking their bony elbows into my ribs, arms invading my space, girth expanding and overflowing into my own. i've wished often for a device i could bring with me onto subway cars to remedy
this problem. it would be a seat that i would set beneath me, contoured to my shape, probably only quarter of an inch thick, and comfortably padded. the sides of it would be foldable flaps, hinged. they would fold up, on each side of me, creating a protective barrier against the people sitting on either side. this device would be especially helpful for smaller people such as myself, to protect ourselves from being sat upon, as other bigger people are often wont to do. this Seat Space Protector would be designed for New York subway cars that consist of long benches inside the cars, with no arm rests.
ny subway seat
here's a pic of the kind of subway seats the Seat Space Protector would be intended for. [unruly, Oct 04 2004]
Urban Porcupine Jacket
Or, just wear it. [ldischler, Oct 04 2004]
[half, Oct 04 2004]
Maybe something like this would do the trick?
[half, Oct 04 2004]
||This idea is so great that none of us who have voted +, could think of a thing to improve it. Sadly this means that it fell off the root page quickly. I think it deserves another chance on the recent 3.
||Sorry if this anno crowded your idea.
||I agree. Though I never use the subways....... (because they don't have them here where I live)
||Sounds good to me. It would also be nice to have at places like baseball games in the bleachers, park benches, et cetera.
||You could always go without showering for a few weeks. That'd do the trick.
||thank you all for the kind words, i, a
fledgling half-baked creature, am
||i truly have considered not showering,
or at least carrying around with me
something very stinky, like a perfume
bottle filled with the scent of rotten
eggs. however: 1) i am shallow and
would hate to have uncorked my vial
only to have a really hot woman walk in,
stare at me, wrinkle her nose, and then
walk back out; and 2) new yorkers, i've
found since i've moved here, are so
impervious that you can place
disheveled homeless men reeking of
cabbage next to a gucci-wearing
socialite, and the gucci-wearer won't
||let's see, a month long metrocard (ny
bus pass) is
$70. one trip from work to home
across the east river, via taxi, would
cost $10-15. twice a day, that's
perhaps over $600 for the month. taxis
also take 50 minutes to cross 3 city
blocks, because traffic in nyc is
remarkably snail like. a subway ride
gets you there in 10 minutes. see, that
is why big people sit on me in the
subway cars, i'm too poor to afford
higher eschelon options.
||Get a better job. Isn't that why you're in NY in the first place?
||(And if you're taking either the subway or a taxi to go three city blocks, you need to get more exercise.)
||Sort of like a stadium seat with arms?
||You could try eating 20 Twinkies a day for a year then there wouldn't be any space left on your seat