Yesterday I wrote about how nice it was to stay in your seat on the train for a little while longer to let the mad crush of people go by. So I decided to try that again today. As the train pulled into the station I kept working as the line formed to get off. Now that I was conscious of it, however, I had no idea how long to really wait.
Apparently about 30 seconds shorter than I did, because I was quite surprised to hear the conductor yelling at me from the end of the train car to move it. I had already started to shut down the laptop at that point, and he was walking toward me, so I said to him, "I just like the peace and quiet of having the platform to myself, ya know?"
"I hear ya," he said, "But they flip this train around quick, it's heading back out in 10 minutes."
Before I'd even gotten out the door there was another conductor yelling to the first one "Are you clear yet?"