On the 5 train I saw a woman who was holding the pole by looping both her arms around it, somewhat like my old friend from the F.
But while Rude Subway Girl just didn't give a fuck, this woman obviously gave many fucks. Her fucks just didn't happen to have anything to do with the subway.
She was slumped over the pole with her face bowed and pushed right up against her phone. One of her hands cradled her head, as though she couldn't stand the effort of holding it up.
Instead of maybe wanting to help this poor, beleaguered woman, I spent the entire ride thinking at her:
"Look, I can tell you're going through some shit right now. But you need to GET OVER IT and hold the pole properly."
"Shelter Song" by Temples
I got to see these guys for free in the city last week and was impressed by both their musical acumen and extreme Britishness. If every one of these guys doesn't dream of telling the audience that they are the BEAT-uls, I will eat my hat.