Tuesday, August 07, 2007

On the tube again. Just can't wait to get on the tube again

The man beside me on the train poured into his lap two handfuls of cigarette butts. He pinched their contents into a plastic tobacco pouch and, with pickpocket deftness, placed the emptied paper and filter husks into the coat pockets of the business man that stood in front of us. The man gave a nod of acknowledgement to the two snickering teenage boys across from us.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great piece.

    And I especially love the opening lines of Dostoevsky's "Notes from Underground" at the top of the page.