or, what I saw on the way home from work this evening:
* Old Chinese guy, on his stoop, smoking a cigarette and dancing to really bad old country music
* Young woman, letting the little kid next to her play with her iPod. (It ended badly, since his sister wanted to see, too, and…well, you know how that goes.)
* Two guys sitting across from one another–one young, black, track jacket and sneakers; the other middle-aged, white, suit and tie–both participating in the very human activity of nodding off on the bus.