This Commuter Video Takes the Cake

"Somebody donate this man an electric razor!"
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 16, 2018 12:44 PM CDT

A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency's rules, the AP reports. A fellow rider on the Northeast Corridor line of New Jersey Transit took the video Thursday night and tweeted it. Some commenters said they were impressed by the unidentified man's shaving skills, while others felt "grossed out." NJ Transit says it prohibits bathing or shaving aboard trains and buses. Conductors can ask customers to stop and, if they refuse, the conductor can notify police. But that didn't happen Thursday.

Pete Bentivenga posted the video. "I've been commuting for almost 20 years on this line and it's right up there with the strangest things I've seen for sure," he tells the Newark Star-Ledger. He says the clean-shaven man then had himself a beer. Reactions on Twitter varied from the annoyed ("Somebody donate this man an electric razor!") to the disgusted ("Clipping nails on the train/subway/desk at work is my irrational pet peeve. This would have put me over the edge") to the seen-it-all-before shrug ("Taking the connection at Long Branch to Bayhead on a weekday will guarantee like 10 of these interactions"). One tweeter was downright admiring: "And not one cut. A legend."

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