One night, a couple weeks ago, my boss sent me a picture message she took at Penn Station. It was late, and she was very much amused by a particular drunkard who had decided to lay down against one of the station’s escalators. Here is part of that picture:
Already, this is high comedy. The puddle running down from his head is not puke. If you look closely, you can see a Burger King drink cup. He decided to use the cup as a pillow for his little nap in Penn Station. That cup happened to be full of soda.
Soon after, my boss observed a Penn Station janitor watch the drunk man make a mess of the station floor. Rather than clean up the soda and run the risk of disturbing the drunk man, the janitor took an alternate approach:
I applaud the ingenuity – and/or laziness – of the Penn Station janitorial staff.