If you ever want to get noticed on a New York subway, don't bother with the cheap tricks like touching yourself or going naked under a trench coat. Frankly, it's been done and I doubt anyone would even give a second glance.
Instead carry two large boxes of Lucky Charms. Yup, that's what worked for me.
I am addicted to the kids cereal. I have it in the mornings with skim milk and sometimes at night for a snack. But here in the city the little normal size boxes go for $5.99 each. Thus, when I was in Westchester visiting my Nanny, and saw that her grocery store was having a sale on two extra large boxes of LC for only $6.00, I couldn't pass it up. I bought them on the spot and then lugged them on a train and then on the subway. I had them in a bag but because they are so large you can still see the Leprechaun and his magically delicious cereal. Also because my small hands are not wide enough to grasp the bag handles, I had to clutch the boxes to my breasts as if they were my babies. haha, it must have been funny to see.
I got the following comments, all from guys by the way:
"I like your taste in cereals."
"You must have some big kids at home."
"It's nice to see a woman who eats healthy."
"Stocked up at the health food store did ya?"
and my fav:
"hey, (chuckling and jabbing friend) if we follow you, will you lead us to your pot-o'gold?" lol
Each time I replied with a laugh and smile, then explained that they were on sale and yes I eat Lucky Charms. I mean what's the big deal? But I guess because I was holding the boxes in a death grip just to hold onto the awkward things, I probably looked as if I was afraid someone would steal them.
And as for those health comments, FYI: Lucky Charms is fortified with 12 vitamins and minerals, and is a good source of calcium. It really is magically delicious!
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Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, February 26, 2005 6:35 PM PST