What’s the only thing worse than a Long Islander? A drunk Long Islander — and the only thing worse than that is a drunk Long Islander on a train, which is probably why Long Island Railroad officials are testing out how a ban on booze on late-night weekend trains would impact “rambunctious behavior.”
“We think that [alcohol] continues to fuel some of the rambunctious
behavior we’ve been getting, all the way up to criminal behavior. We’re
just trying to get a different tone on the trains that lessens these
incidents,” LIRR President Helena Williams said today.
The ban would be applied to trains that run between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday mornings. If you’ve never had the (gulp) pleasure of heading to the Guyland early in the morning on the weekend, we envy you — it’s nothing but spray-tanned dickweeds (with stupid accents) hopped up on Jager-bombs as far as the eye can see. And — as you probably suspected — they all want to fight.
Think we’re kidding? Watch a few of the Youtube clips embedded below.