This (see above) is what I was sitting next to this morning on the train.
And last night was even worse, I was about to sit on one of the seats, and this nice man stopped me.
Someone had actually spit on the seat–and just left it there for another unknowing person to sit in.
Thankfully, I was saved this indignity, and ended up sitting somewhere else.
But later on the train, I saw someone jump up and start cursing–apparently, he had sat right in it.
I saw another guy offer him a handkerchief, which was quite a nice gesture, considering.
At the same time, I saw a lady on the train wearing one of those surgical masks that cover your mouth and nose–maybe not the worst idea under these ill conditions. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)