Video shows woman shaving her legs on a busy train platform

Video shows woman shaving her legs on a busy train platform

Often in the mornings, there is simply not enough time to get ready. Whether you're busy snoozing your way through the AM, or in the kitchen trying to rouse yourself from your sleep-deprived state with a BFG-size cup of coffee, sometimes you have to make sacrifices.

But let me ask you something: if you didn't have time to shave before you left the house, would you do it at the train station in front of dozens of strangers?

As bizarre as it sounds, this is exactly what happened recently. Last Monday, a woman was caught on camera shaving her legs in front of hundreds of commuters at a busy New York subway station.

Woman shaving legs on the tube Credit: Newsflare

In the footage, the unidentified lady is seen taking out her razor and getting down to work on the 42st Street station platform in Manhattan. On camera, at least 10 other people can be spotted, sitting next to her or standing on the platform waiting for their trains.

The video caused mixed feelings on social media, with many vexed that the woman would shave in a public area. Twitter user @Janeytoon wasn't happy with the display, commenting saying "I can barely remember to take myself to work never mind a razor and shaving cream! Just get up a bit earlier and do it in the privacy of your own home".

Twitter user @Irenegi61742903 also didn't hold back, writing "That is disgusting, why should the public have to look at this". She was joined by @Evelyn29521324 who simply put "So disgusting!"

However, others stood up for the mystery woman, blaming everyday sexism for the attention. @Createinlit wrote: "#everydaysexism: Society demands you be hair-free but is *shocked* to see you removing hair. KEEP THE HAIR LADIES. Get on with your life instead - as men do."

In addition, some people online insisted that the video was not worth any amount of fuss, with @OllieJim77 admitting that it was a little odd, but ultimately nothing to be worried about.

It's not the first time in the past few weeks that a woman has gone viral by removing hair in an unusual place. Back in late May, a woman in Florida hit headlines for all the wrong reasons when she was caught shaving her legs in a hotel pool.

The video was initially posted on Reddit on May 27 and was quickly up-voted by over 55,000 Reddit users, many of whom weren't outraged at the fact that a woman was shaving in public, but instead expressing concerns for hygiene.

"Yeah I used to work at a public pool and for whatever reason they attract the worst of humanity. I would never swim in a public pool after that experience," wrote Reddit user muh_feelz.

"That is so f***ing disgusting. Imagine the inadvertent gulp of water that sometimes happens when you’re swimming.. with all the shaved hair in it. Grossssssssssss," added user Ripper-Roo.

However, if you think these stories are intriguing, you need to check out the 'world's hairiest girl', who shaved her face recently after finding love for the first time.