The scene: Manhattan-bound F train, 9:00 AM
The action: Woman bumps into man
Woman: I’m sorry.
Man: (very loudly) No, I’m sorry. I’m sorry we live in this shit-ass city. I’m sorry they say they’ve got no money but all the fucking trains are full. They charge you forty-five cents on your phone bill if you live near a train station. I hate everything about New York.
Tart: (silently) And I’m sorry that this rant will continue for several minutes! And that the guy over there with the iPod is rapping out loud a song in which every third word is “faggot.” And that this guy over here just yelled “I’m no idiot. I went to the University of Virginia!” Well, that was actually funny.