iguanafish:

Talking to people on the subway

realsocialskills:

I read some stuff online about people being really creeped out when people talk to them on the subway. I’ve had some really awesome conversations on the subway. I talk to people on the subway a lot so it occurred to me that maybe I’m…

iguanafish said

I know this is a really small facet of the whole idea but as far as books go, maybe if they’re carrying a closed book. If I have my book open on the subway, it means the same thing as earbuds–do NOT talk to me.

Additionally a lot of people really really hate even feeling like someone MIGHT be reading over their shoulder, even if it’s not anything particularly private, and saying “hey, I love that book” to someone who is actively reading can feel like that.