Talking Subway Cars Inspire Missed Connections, Spook Homeless

"I love watching people's reactions as they get on the train," she goes on. "They look totally lost ... like they're someplace they shouldn't be."
Could be the opening lines to a 24-year-old's memoir or a quirky romantic comedy, but instead it's a chatty cathy riding one of the sleek new driverless subway cars on the N line. Awkward silences are further punctuated by awkward banter, until, inevitably, the moment is spoiled by a homeless man who expresses alarm that "These trains talk." Someone's definitely where they shouldn't be. Watch for the homeless guy's Craigslist posting.

Ooh, Shiny! [East Village Idiot]