Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Letter

A tip for taming rude subway riders

WHEN I rode New York’s subway and buses in the 1950s, I too was regularly ignored despite a long leg brace and crutches. If I was really tired, I would “accidentally” drop a crutch on the foot of the guy (it was almost always a man) hiding behind his newspaper. When he would look up angrily, I’d apologize, he would see my crutches, and lo and behold he would offer me his seat.

Bet it would still work.

Esther Breslau

Arlington

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week