HIDWtS: Crazy train.

Things that are commonly acceptable to do while on public transit:

  • Reading.
  • Writing.
  • 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.
  • Smiling.
  • 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.
  • Glaring.
  • 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]

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