Look, sometimes people definitely need to be shamed on the subway, but what if it took things even further and along with reminding you to give up your seat for the pregnant and disabled folks, it also preached about climate change and war in the Middle East? That'd make things a whole lot more awkward than just having someone butt-hog the pole.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and would love to be in charge of the train announcements. Nobody would be spared, and I promise, everyone would travel happier. Follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.