Ridiculous Research Done Here
By now most of you have seen this video of these women fighting on the subway because one of them was eating spaghetti. It's been called the "Subway Spaghetti Fight" on more than one blog, and even the title of the video has the word "spaghetti" in it. But what's shocking about all of this to any self respecting New Yorker is not that the fight occurred, or the racial comments, or the eating on the subway part. It's that anyone who lives here knows that there are very few places to get spaghetti to go in a Styrofoam container. Seriously, I couldn't fully watch the video without thinking, "But... where did she get that spaghetti?"
But you know what you CAN get anywhere in New York City to go? Chinese food. So upon further inspection and one very helpful youtube comment, I realized that it is indeed lo mein. LO MEIN IS THE REAL CULPRIT! And I don't know what's worse - that this fight happened, or that the spaghetti part perplexed me so much.