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Watch A 36-Second Demonstration On How To Piss Off New Yorkers

There are quite a few unwritten rules in New York City, some more obvious than others. For example, stopping at the top or bottom of a stairway or standing in a doorway is irritating behavior the world over, but doing it in New York, where the population tends to be a bit denser and the people seem to be a bit busier, is grounds for trampling, either intentionally or otherwise. The same applies to watching where you're going. It's an obvious bit of etiquette and it's certainly applicable to New York City pedestrians. The above video, which comes courtesy of BuzzFeed, demonstrates other ways you can piss off New Yorkers.

Whether it's upstreaming for a cab, hogging the subway seat or griping loudly about how overrated New York is, you're bound to get some irritated looks from New Yorkers, as demonstrated rather succinctly in the video above. But to be fair, learning how to swiftly and accurately swipe a metro card can take some experience. And really, the person whose pelvis slams against a locked turnstile suffers a much greater discomfort than the people forced to use another lane, I'd say.

Missed on the list? Trying to board an elevator or a subway car before the people exiting have had a chance to get off. I've also feared losing an eye to people who aren't paying attention to what they're doing with their umbrella, but that may be a problem only us vertically challenged people have to deal with.

The video has already racked up more than 3 million views on YouTube, with over 10k likes logged. Clearly, people are enjoying Buzzfeed's message!