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Train in vain: Five tips for surviving the F

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With service on the F train getting worse, The Brooklyn Paper offered these handy tips for surviving the morning commute.

1. Don’t wear heavy perfume or cologne, but do bathe on a regular basis.

2. By all means, pull out your iPod — but remember that a slow song can make the ride seem that much longer (and a slow dance probably isn’t a good idea considering all the bodies packed so closely together).

3. On the F line, the middle cars tend to have fewer passengers.

4. Don’t use your cellphone in the above-ground portion of the line. Yelling, “I’ll be there in five minutes! No, I said five. Five! Yes, five” is usually futile on this much-delayed train.

5. Put your bag on the floor instead of knocking into everyone.

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