Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Pickle juice

So what do you do when the person sitting across from you on the train starts complaining about how she's really pissed off at her boyfriend for giving her a hard time about drinking the liquid out of the pickle jar?

What do you do when against all odds the person sitting beside you joins the conversation and says that she too is ostracised and marginalized in society for drinking pickle juice, sometimes straight from the jar!

What do you do when they begin to discuss the exact volumes and frequencies of their respective consumption of briny water, and begin to debate the merits of chugging the entire jar as opposed to having a spoonful a day?

And what about when a random guy across the aisle begins to add his thoughts on the possible health benefits of regular pickle brine consumption?

Pretend to be asleep. Pretend to be very asleep.