I rode the bus in to work late this morning. I will spare you the scenes of domestic drama that necessitated the lateness; suffice it to say: the teenager. At any rate, it meant that I was riding with a completely different set of passengers.
A pair of young lesbians got on and quickly surveyed the seating choices. There were no spots with two seats together. As they came to the back of the bus, one sat down in an aisle-side seat and, rather than sit across the aisle from her girlfriend, the other one stood right next to the first. It looked very chivalrous, as if she were protecting her gf from a potential random encounter. It might have been just that she liked leaning in and getting a little extra closeness before they had to start their day. At any rate, it was pretty sweet and it made me smile.