The gentleman sitting on the steps made it very difficult to get onto the upper part of the Max train today. Misuse of space on a crowded Max train is one of my biggest pet peeves of the collective nature of public transportation. Rule of thumb: if you are standing in front of a space that people might like to stand, be ready to move aside at a moment’s notice.
I happened to be carrying a big bag and two large rolls of curtain-making material and I wasn’t a bit sorry when, after he refused to get up, those things hit him as I moved by him. I didn’t do it purposefully, let’s just say that I wasn’t as careful as I might have been if he hadn’t been so rude.