How Not to Use Your Butt on the Subway, in One Extreme Photo

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Photo: Dana Rubinstein

Despite the optical illusion, this person spotted today on the 2/3 line near Times Square is indeed wearing pants (leggings, really — notice the seam near the left knee), which only barely makes this egregious use of the subway pole any better. On the scale of underground nightmares, it is somewhere amongst a wild rat and a man eating a large chunk of cheese with his hands.

But it's the look of abject horror on the face of the young woman in the background, as she seems to consider snapping her own photo for posterity, that really brings the whole thing together. We stand with you, Side-Eye Girl.