Remember that joke from The Onion
…about trying to find a fat person in NYC?
“Fainting dieters delay New York City subways
Passengers ill from not eating are a top reason for disruptions, study finds
NEW YORK – Sick subway passengers, most of them dieters who faint from dizziness, are among the top causes of train delays, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
After track work and signal problems, ill passengers rated among the main reasons for subway disruptions between October 2005 and October 2006, according to an analysis of MTA statistics, AM New York reported Tuesday.
Asim Nelson, a transit emergency medical technician, told the paper that fainting dieters topped the “sick customer” list.”