Desi sits sideways in his seat, preventing other passengers from sitting down. Today the train is empty enough that it doesn’t matter. But he always does this, even when the train is full—even when there are pregnant women, or elderly people, or people with broken limbs. Many people glare at him; sometimes they confront him directly. Desi knows, however, that this is better than the alternative.
A creepy one today. Lately I have become obsessed with the Planet Money podcast. That is all.