Look, man… you get to pick two of the following three. Two maximum. You can…
- … stand right in the middle of the space through which people need to pass to get into and out of the subway car, in a way that explicitly blocks the exit to the subway car, and don’t look around to see if someone behind you needs to get out (or even position yourself such that you’ve considered the fact someone might want to get on or off the train).
- … act shocked when the force of someone trying to push through the rest of the oblivious crowd (mostly standing in that same way) so he can exit the subway ends up resulting in you momentarily–but not violently, really–being pushed out of the subway car yourself.
- … be considered a sane, reasonable, adult human being in possession of common sense and higher mental functions.
You only get two. You cannot have all three.
And since you insisted on having the first two, despite what I said, I’m not very sorry at all. I mean, what did you expect, man?
All that said, my iPhone4 with 3G connection and unlimited data makes the subway ride so much less painful, especially after coming home from Seoul following a good evening in the company of Miss Jiwaku.