Last night on BART, reading Caliban and the Witch. Man in business suit gets on at Montgomery, takes the seat next to me, spreads his legs so widely that I must recross mine and scrunch into the corner. He spends the entire ride reviewing financial reports. He flips the pages loudly with his married hand. The report says Pimco. I catch him glancing at my book. The open page depicts a prostitute being subjected to the acabussade, "the ducking stool".

I get off at MacArthur.


Blogger Nada Gordon: 2 ludic 4 U said...

I knew a Western woman in Japan who would actually reach over and close shut the splayed knees of salarymen taking up too much space on the train bench. She also would X out pages of their porn manga with a big marker.

19 August, 2010  
Blogger Nicoloff said...

This is what is known as "dude space."

26 August, 2010  
Blogger Ridiculous Human Things said...


06 September, 2010  

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