Occasionally, I take an earlier train to work and there are fewer people. Fewer people equals fewer mindless exchanges. Or so you would think.
A fellow who puts me in mind of Gimli from Lord of the Rings sits down across from me. I've seen Gimli on my usual train but he's here today. Sitting down across from me.
Gimli: you're on the early train today
Me: yes I am
Gimli: me too
I had a hunch these tiny giants were more astute than they were letting on.
Luckily for me and quite unbelievably, he pulls out a book and appears to begin to read, sparing us any further adventure.
One brain to rule them all.