Originally Posted by bringusingoodale
Sometimes, when I feel melancholy, I ride the trains and buses in the hopes of someone talking to me about my clothes and such stuff.
I envy you.
Originally Posted by ballmouse
+1. My favorite subway rides are generally when people talk to me. Alas, it hasn't happened in a while now.
Originally Posted by MikeDT
I found on the London Underground if someone was trying to strike-up a conversation with me, it was because they where up to no good, trying to sell bootleg cigarettes or some other nefarious things.
Here when someone starts a conversation with me on public transport, it's usually because they want to practise their English. I've even managed to get some good private tuition work this way as well.
Oh man, it happens to me all of the time. My friends laugh because it is always me. When it is a crazy person for some reason out of everybody they look at me and think that I have the same exact views as them and I am on their page. Makes no sense. Also, people like to talk to me about my clothes often. I don't know why, I am certaintly not the best dresser, but always dressed "up". It is generally people that I have seen around a lot in my routine and they decide to meet me. Sometimes the crazy and the fashionista is one in the same. This one guy started going on about how he has a whole room in his apartment with just ties, he has over 2,000 of them. He also told me that I need to check out the Florisheim store because they make the best shoes and if I want to be really classy that is where I need to go.
I humored him, he didn't mean any harm.
One time there was like 15 year old black kid that comes up to me and tells me that my suit is tailored well, but "as a tailor, from my perspective the sleeves need slimming." I wanted to strangle him.
Originally Posted by Sander
idk why, but this made me literally laugh out loud.
Also, you seem to engage in violent fantasies rather often... are you also yelling obscenities at waitresses that can't hear you over the loud music?
Of course this whole thread is very tongue-in-cheek, but only a loophole to the truths of the transit system. In my bizzaro world I get to live out all of these things without any consequence. In actuality I am very kind and charming unless you are being an outright dick for no reason or something.