No, this is not a recipe for a new culinary delight, but a description of my daily commute. With summer electricity saving measures in force many train companies have turned down the air conditioning on their trains. This makes my commutes warmer and rather less pleasant - sweaty stinky salarymen are not the nicest of seat companions!
This morning I found myself even more crowded than usual. The seat on my left was taken by a biiiiig Japanese guy. It isn't often that I feel small, but his knees stuck out a good four inches farther than mine, and his shoulders could have covered another half me! I felt like I had drunk an Alice in Wonderland bottle and shrunk down, very curious!
it wasn't until just before I got off that it all made sense. I blearily looked at the mini DVD player he had pulled out mid-ride, and realized he was studying a rugby game with great concentration. Every few minutes he'd practice his elbowing techniques and jab my side as he used the remote control to rewind and rewatch sections.
On the plus side, different from most of the other commuters he was neither sweating nor stinky (did I catch a faint whiff of cologne?!) and his muscled shoulder sure would have made a nice pillow... ;)