Everyone hates it when other people eat on the subway. It stinks. It's gross. Just stop eating your takeout food on the subway, people. (Does not apply to me, if I'm hungry).
However, people are still always eating, on the subway. Why? Because—although people give them dirty looks—it's very rare for anyone to actually put their objections into words.
And why is that? Well, just watch this video. It perfectly explains why fucked-up things happen on the subway: because the alternative is a more fucked-up thing.
[Video via NYC the Blog]