best reason to feel guilty but pissed while riding the j train (2008)


Traveling to Bushwick, bet on delays at the leaky Myrtle Avenue stop, faded newspapers under the seats, and uncorked vitriol from the SURLY DEAF-MUTE GUY. This broken-down Moby look-alike forces eye contact then drops an instructional sign-language card on your lap; hand over spare change or endure the inevitable whup-ass! For nongivers, he snatches back his shit, sighs, and storms off. On a less kind occasion, he smacked an acquaintance upside the head. Though this mettle is admirable, I wish he'd relocate to the L.


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