I've decided to add a new segment to the blog - the Traveling Douchebag . I was inspired by a recent birthday gift from a friend. She gave me a copy of a book called "The Quotable Douchebag" by Margaret McGuire, which listed real quotes from famous people that illustrate what jerks they are. My train homage to this will wonderful book will expose those who break the unspoken rules of acceptable behavior on public transportation.
The first installment will introduce you to a perfect example.
This guy talked really loudly into his phone for AN HOUR. I was wishing for a tunnel. He took up the entire seat next to him on a crowded train with his bags. His conversation consisted mainly of making plans for drinking and music festivals while he downed 3 cans of lager. If that's not enough for you, note the way he's got his fringed scarf tied diagonally across his chest like a messenger bag, the sunglasses on the train, and the psuedo-Buddhist accessories.
I welcome you, Dear readers (all 5 or six of you), to make your own contributions as well. If you happen to visit this blog and notice your photo here, well....next time don't be such a douchebag.