Back in the 1960s, New York City had a problem with people in the subways. To encourage subway riders to be more respectful towards one another, the Transit Authority posted multiple signs of Etti-Cat, a black and white cat that offered etiquette tips.
Since Etti-Cat was part of New York’s history, Etti-Cat posters can now be seen in Grand Central Gallery Annex of the New York Transit Museum. Surprisingly, Etti-Cat’s message still resonates today.
The next time you’re riding the New York subway and someone treats you politely, thank them and Etti-Cat. You may be surprised, in more ways than one, how that other person will react.