She's the voice of the subways, but she prefers to take a cab.
This reminds me of some of the other "voices" I've gotten to know over the years during my many subway travels. My personal favorite was when I used to take the R train every morning to a job I held down in the Village. (I remember I was on that train the morning of 9/11 as the train inched forward every few seconds and they told us there was "police activity" at the World Trade Center. But I digress.) The conductor, who I only caught glimpses of over the years, had apparently devised his own signature phrases over the God-only-knows-how-many-years he had been doing the job. And he was extremely confident in using the same announcements each and every morning, peppering the ride with a quick reminder every so often, or barking an order when the subway doors opened at the next station.
My favorites of his that I still remember clearly today:
"Step in on the R!"
"Panhandling on the subway's illegal, that's-a.... panhandling on the subway's illegal."
And then there was that plea for riders to respect the elderly and disabled, ending with a clipped, "Give up your seat!"