Luke Melia


March 19, 2003

3/19/03, 1:25am – Overheard on the Train

Three working class white guys on a mid-afternoon train to Manhattan. I listened to their conversation as I was working on the crossword puzzle. I was thinking I might get some insight into peoples’ current mood about the war.

Man 1: Looks like we’re going war.
Man 2: Yeah, I don’t know what to think about it.
Man 1: I think if we’re going to do it, we should do it. Nuke ’em.
Man 2: The whole world seems to be against it. People say it’s about oil. I don’t see how it’s going to make it safer here. I don’t know what to think.
Man 1: I think if we’re serious about it, we should just do it. Nuke ’em or something.
Man 3: Ya know what? My friend once did a line of coke off a stripper’s ass. Right in my living room.
[Conversation shifts…]

Um… yeah, ok. Well, that makes me feel a lot better about my fellow Americans.

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