At some point after you’ve been commuting for a very long time (around my fifth hour on an Amtrak train today) you kind of give up looking like a decent human being and take off your shoes and crouch backwards in your seat with your forehead touching the headrest looking exactly like Gollum because that is the only position left for your body to take that is comfortable.
There were only like 5 people in my entire car so I don’t think anyone saw me. But there was a very attractive Amtrak employee who walked up and down the aisle a few times who definitely witnessed my ‘Gollum giving up on life’ impersonation. I am a bit embarrassed about that.
PS Speaking of attractive people… particularly men… New York is crawling with them. I was holed up in a Pret waiting for my interview and each guy who came in to get a coffee was more attractive and better dressed than the next. I really think I’m going to like it there.