As I was heading home after a long day this week, I was roused from my iPod-induced bubble by an obviously drunk man gesturing and talking with great animation at another man who was smiling indulgently. I pulled out my earbuds to eavesdrop. The following exchange happened verbatim over and over (note that this man looked to be in late 40s and we were on a Coney Island-bound train):

Drunk man: You know what I’m gonna do if I win the lottery?
Sober man: What?
Drunk man: I’m gonna go to Coney Island!
Sober man: [smiles and nods]
DM: I mean, that’s all a man really needs, right?
SM: [smiles and nods]
DM: And then, maybe after that, I’ll go to Disney World!
SM: [smiles and nods]
DM: You know what I’m gonna do if I win the lottery?
[etc.]

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