I was riding the red line late at night on Saturday, and some guy was by the machine where you purchase your swipe cards asking me if I had a single. He was by one of the machines looking for one more single in his wallet, but clearly he was looking for a number of singles to buy other stuff. This sounds really cynical and shitty of me, but you'll just have to trust me that that it was definitely what was happening here. When I gave him the single, he then thought it was a great time to launch into a political discussion, with no segue at all, about Obama and Romney. At this point I was inching away towards that turnstile, making exiting comments with no success. I'm just too damn nice.
One thing I do remember is that when I asked how he was doing, he said "You know, things are sketchy but not shady, you know?" No. I actually have no idea what that means.