This guy sat next to me on the 9:29p train and he reeked of alcohol (too bad my iPhone isn’t equipped with an odor recorder). The train conductor collected his ticket and told him to transfer at Newark. Then he fell asleep.
Penn to Newark is only 2 stops and I had a feeling he wasn’t going to wake up from his drunken slumber anytime soon so he’d probably miss his stop. The train conductor announced “Newark next stop” but still nothing. A few minutes later, we arrived at Newark and I thought that train jerking to a stop would jostle him from his sleep, but he kept on sleeping. I thought for a split second, maybe I should wake this guy up. But then I didn’t and the train pulled away from the station. Too late.
So when I woke him up finally (because I had to get passed him to get off at my stop), he realized he missed his stop. So now he’s sitting at the eastbound platform at Bloomfield waiting for the next train back to Newark. And now I kinda feel badly that I didn’t wake his ass up.
What would you have done?