Things that are commonly acceptable to do while on public transit:
- Listening to music.
- Playing games on your handheld gadget of choice.
- Knitting, crocheting, embroidering, or any other craft that doesn’t involve poking someone else’s eye out.
- Sitting quietly.
- Napping if you don’t fall over into the aisle or into someone’s lap.
- Singing, but only if you are part of a way-cool a cappella group and only singing one song and it happens to be one I like. Also please wear matching sweater vests.
Things not on the first list that I have witnessed (bolded items witnessed today):
- Talking on the phone.
- Eating sweet and sour pork.
- Slamming miniatures during the morning commute.
- Most manicure- or pedicure-related actions.
- Asking for donations.
- Selling cookies, candy, t-shirts, and God.
- Aggressively attempting to start conversation with strangers.
- Hawking and/or spitting.
- Having sexytime, solo and otherwise.
- Sneezing without covering your mouth.
- Losing control of your bowels and/or bladder.
- Singing of all non-sweater-vested a cappella varieties.
HIDWtS Rating: I learned today that it is “hawk” and not “hock” which is good because I don’t think you can get much for phlegm at the pawn shop.
[box type=“shadow”]I ride a shuttle to work. It is a really nice shuttle and the first time I have ever had this luxury, causing me to overthink pretty much every aspect of it, especially where to sit. And now I overthink where I decide to sit in every open-seating situation, so I’m writing about it in a series called How I Decide Where to Sit.[/box]