There's something about the daily ritual of commuting via subway that encourages strategizing. Especially when the LED display says that the train is still five minutes away. Time, therefore, to plot your moves. I experienced this firsthand for many years. Constantly weighing my options: Where can I stand on the platform to maximize my chances of getting a seat when the train doors open? If I walk away from the center of the platform and head toward one of the ends, do my odds of scoring a seat increase? Where can I stand so that I am in the exact spot where the doors open? Over time, it was almost an obsession. I would mentally place people into camps of "amateur" or "pro" on how they conducted themselves as they... More >>>