It was a common scam to circumvent the payment of fares by jamming the token slot in an entrance gate with paper. A passenger would insert a token into the turnstile, be frustrated when it did not open the gate, and have to spend another token to enter at another gate. A token thief would then suck the token from the jammed slot with their mouth. This could be repeated many times as long as no police officers spotted the activity. Some token booth attendants sprinkled chili powder in the slots to discourage “token sucking”. Token sucking (also known as stuff ‘n’ suck) was charged under theft of services, criminal tampering and criminal mischief.
Tim Heck is off on a new adventure this fall and looking for a little financial assistance. If you’ve ever spent time with him inside the McKittrick, consider donating a few bucks as a way of saying “thanks.” He’ll even write you a letter from the road! Godspeed, Mr. Heck!
can we all just take a minute to imagine steve rogers’ face the first time he heard someone say “motherfucker” casually
Yeah, except ‘motherfucker’ came into use well before WWII.
KIDS THESE DAYS. NO SENSE OF PROFANITY HISTORY.
tryin to clean my house and listen to Beyonce at the same time