I saw a man sitting on a train
I sat next to him, as there were no other seats available
I asked him politely, " What are you?" -to spark conversation
I follow up with, “As in, what do you do?”
I then repeat myself (a little frustrated) in the most self-explanatory way I could think of at the time, “What line of work are you in? What is your job?”
…The man quickly turns his head towards me and utters out a quick five words, “I am a human being.”
Then proceeds to get up, and with haste, walks down the long dark tunnel of a train into the seemingly everlasting abyss.