Subway, Toronto, rush hour, for a moment there’s one empty seat. Man with cane approaches but millennial takes it first and keeps her eyes down convenient way to not acknowledge old man. Now she’s ready with headphones to play time killing games between stations.
More than one person, over the years, remarks that they hope I don’t get jaded by the bullshit in the music industry. They fear I’m innocent. Hardly. Appearing naive isn’t necessarily being naive. Could be just a way to make rigid power structures feel awkward. There was a character in The World According To Garp who thought more change gets done in the world through embarrassment than trying to win anyone’s respect.
With a loud voice someone in front of millennial offers to hold the old guy’s grocery bag and she hears it and looks up and sees other people viewing her. Then she gets up and offers him the seat.