1. Pride and Prejudice; Proto­Bro in a Suit ­- Intently reading his own paperback edition, Proto­Bro in a Suit is trolling for the right sapiosexual, who also happens to be a SWF.
  2. Grapes of Wrath; Me -­ My wife is from OK, I am from CA, and it is a classic read. But the parallels to the Great Recession are powerful: the sub­prime mortgage is today’s job-promising handbill...
    Fine I’m reading it to seem intellectual on the bus.
  3. The Omnivore's Dilemma; Seated woman, early­20s, sipping Blue Bottle ­- This woman will wash down her fair trade coffee with organic, gluten­free self­righteousness.
  4. Crime and Punishment; Dungeons & Dragons type -­ He most likely is just reading the book.
  5. Capital in the 21st Century; Me ­- I don’t know but reading 800+ pages of neo­-Marxist economic theory on the Financial District express bus does it for me.
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird; A Middle School Teacher ­- While potentially getting ready for class, it is more likely she’s re­reading in hopes that you will ask her opinion on the newly­-discovered Harper Lee manuscript.
  7. The Financial Times (paper copy); Man who stepped out of a Brooks Brothers ad ­- Yeah, you are attuned with emerging markets and developing fiscal policy while supporting a dying industry. Solid dialectic.*
    *See neo-Marxist comment above.
  8. You, Inc. (Borrowed from the SFPL); Man in fitted yellow polo manspreading over two seats in back row ­- I’m not sure what you are trying to say sir.
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  9. California; Smartly Dressed Yuppie ­ - Congratulations. You watched The Colbert Report and support local book stores.