Tucked away in the corner of the train I am surrounded by the calm masses that are in a hurry to get home. Sardined in my seat, squished in my spot, silently we wander wayward towards home. The subdued rush is content with the distraction found in the small handheld phone. Conversations rage on silently, games are individually studied with concentrated attention, eyes are trained at the tiny yet enthralling miniature screen. The train car packed with people, without an inch to give on all sides, remains quiet. There is nothing to say to the fellow strangers, nothing to talk about on this trip away from the week of work. Only the gentle sway of the train teetering on the parallel tracks, rocking us like children to our final destination, is the full extent of the action in this crowd. The silent soldiers of the work force are content passing through the dark and rainy evening. The train gradually empties as I slowly speed home, fresh air fills the vacated spaces.
Man spread. Why do you need to take up three seats on the train with your wide angle leg posture? You cannot point your knees forward like a civilized human, you have to point them in an obtuse angle, creating a triangle of empty space in between your legs. I don’t want to squish my lady bits either but I still have the decency to cross my legs so that others can sit down. Not only is this extremely rude, I don’t want to see the innards of your crotch. Have some respect for the ladies. Most all men do this, but how many ladies do you see spreading their legs wide taking up half of the train? Are you doing this promote your masculinity? Are you that insecure that you have to act like you have basketballs for balls? I simply do not understand where this obscene common behavior is stemming from. I know men can cross there legs and I know that is has nothing to do with having outdoor plumbing. In fact, when I see man spreading out like butter on a hot day, I assume that he is overcompensating for something. Oh its more comfortable to sit like that? Well yeah I know but you are on public transportation. I want to lie down and stick my hands down my pants but you know what? I don’t. Because I have manners.