Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sitting vs. Standing on the T: Pros and Cons

(depending on the type of train you are lucky enough to be on)

Sitting

Con:
Frequently having someone's crotch situated directly in front of your face
Unintentionally insulting elderly people who are certain of their youthful appearance when you offer them your seat
Pro:
Not filled with fear that you will lose balance at any given moment and fall to certain death as you are trampled underfoot by mob of angry, sweaty passengers


Standing
Con:
Being slowly strangled by own gym bag as people jam onto train
The knowledge that you and the homeless guy you saw urinating on the bench at Government Center have gripped the same handlebars
Pro:
Being thrust in different directions as the train jerks to a halt- good upper arm workout

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