Things I Heard on the Train
After the conductor left, a lady walked through the Long Beach train, asking for $14. I was tempted to tell her I had the money for her, but I wanted to ask her what color her kids hair was, or other assorted factual questions, which she should know right away. I'd seen her several times before, so I knew she was a grifter (and not a very good one), and I felt like it would be worth $14 to listen to her twist in the wind.
OL#2, to the conductor: How much is it to Babylon? If you don't have a ticket, do you have to pay a penalty?
Conductor: No, seniors don't have to pay a penalty.
OL#1: I guess the LIRR figures we're too feeble to figure out how to use the ticket machines.
So, I guess OL#1 is right -- why does the LIRR forego the ticket purchase penalty for seniors?
OL#1: The last time I gave somebody some money, they guy turned out to be a beggar.
OL#2: Yeah, that happened to me last time I was in Vegas, playing the