by Dyan Garcia, with Ven Dionisio
Imagine walking into your typical train station at around 7:30am on a Monday morning. There’s a line for tickets as long as a mile, and people are milling around door markers on the platform like their lives depended on it. Everyone’s sweaty, everyone’s pissed, and everyone’s in that terrible hurry to get to his or her destination. The train station is like an out-of-the-body experience for your everyday commuter – a place where everything is like fair game, an endless battle for that spot on the cramped cart. It’s a disaster of a routine.