Okay, I'm going to live life on the edge! Where did I put that Nutella?!?!?
Seriously, I know what you mean. I live in a rural area so I don't do the mass transit thing, but while in Italy last November, my wife and I took a train from Florence to Rome. We struck up a conversation with a gentleman (in very broken english and even worse Italian) and it turned out that this guy was on leave from the Italian Army--a Liutenant or something. He was very interested in the September 11 incident (only a month later) and the fact that we were traveling abroad. It was very liberating in deed.
What you say about fear in the mass transit can also be said about elevators. It is sooo funny how when people get into elevators, they all to to opposite corners and WON'T EVEN LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER, let alone speak to each other!.
So here'* to Nutella, The out of the Box snack food!
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1995 Bonneville SE Supercharged (Stock)
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