A Supercut of New Yorkers’ Hearts Breaking as They Just Barely Miss the Subway Train

Gothamist has created a supercut of New Yorker’s hearts breaking as they just barely miss the subway train and are resigned to a fate of waiting several long minutes for the next one. For added effect and gravitas, the video is set to “The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II.

There is no quintessential NYC experience quite like running down a subway station platform with your arms flapping all about like a distressed penguin, making eye contact with the conductor, and then hesitantly stretching out your hand to try to slip between the doors before they close. For every time they re-open, they’re just as likely to slam shut in your face, leaving you gazing at your own disconsolate reflection in the greasy window as the train rolls away forever.