1. Getting pushed onto the subway, or seeing someone else meet their end
One of these days, some maniac is going to come up behind you and shove you, of all of the people waiting on the platform, of all the people in New York City, onto the subway tracks, and you will be smushed. And as if this fear weren’t real enough to begin with, Kate Mara’s fate in House of Cards certainly didn’t help. Now, it’s 24/7 paranoia.
The fear extends to others as well. You’re convinced that if the Heavens shine down upon you and choose to keep you standing, then you’ll certainly at least be there to witness someone else fall to their doom. You get a nervous chill whenever you see people leaning over the edge to see if the lights of the next train are visible. Come on people, the train will come when it comes. Risking life and limb to hover over the edge will make no difference! And all those drunk people tiptoeing, or rather stumbling, along the edge…I can’t watch. They’re just asking for it. It’s going to happen, and you’re going to be there to witness it.