I almost got beat up on the subway coming home from work today. I tried not to stare, I really did. But she had a nose ring. Like a bull has. And then THAT ring had a little ring under it. The subway car was crowded and we were kind of squished up together and there was only so many places I could look, if you know what I mean. And I was trying to be nonchalant, the only thing I didn't do was whistle. But I just couldn't help myself. I just kept imagining what it could get caught on in an ordinary day. So imagine, if you will, the type of person that would sport that and the reaction she might have if someone stared at her. I was so happy to get off and transfer trains. I saw the fists clenching.