Rode the 22 bus to my new gym today. It was absolutely packed, with standing room only, and the driver was a student bus driver, with his teacher leaning over him, giving him nuggets of wisdom like "Watch out for these people poppin' out like cockroaches!," in reference to wayward pedestrians.

When I got to sit down, there was a guy sitting next to me; I could feel his body trembling. He was having a phone conversation, saying things like "I told him I'd mentioned him at the meeting and he was upset about it. I told him, well, you're a part of my life…. my counselor told me I have some profound things to say."