Headed home for the weekend Oct3 I’d get more reading done if this lady in the front of the car wasn’t reciting her litany of health issues and medications so loud I can hear it in the back.
I never use public transportation without headphones. Sometimes with nothing playing.
Well. The thing is I like to use the time to read for school. Which already removes me one level from being totally aware of my surroundings. And adding earphones would remove me another, larger level. And that is more removal of awareness than my normal level of vigilance can stand. If I used the earphones I’d have to WATCH the people instead.
I see your point. It pays to be aware. My thing was always avoiding interaction with anyone crazier than me.
Three words: no eye contact. Two: at all. One: ever.