If you had an extra five minutes in your day, how would you spend it? Some New Yorkers have opted to use the time they spend waiting for the train, on a date.
Thomas Knox, a New Yorker who works in the tech industry, sought a way to slow down and make the most of his fast paced life. He came up with the idea to set up tables in various New York subway stations a few days a week, for people to simply talk or play a game while waiting. Knox calls his pop-up table 'Date While You Wait.'
Knox isn't seeking money or- despite the name- a romantic connection. "I wanted to give people the opportunity to play a fun game or do something cool while they wait for the train rather than being on their phone," he said. "New Yorkers are tough and we're a very fast paced city so slowing interactions down and kinda taking a second to reflect is not something that we do very often."
Watch Salon's interview with Knox below:
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