Maybe everybody in Los Angeles knows this already …
Getting on the subway at Pershing Square station yesterday afternoon, the board told me I had 14 minutes to wait till the next train. Even when I’m not being a walker I’m quite an obsessive pacer so I tramped back and forth, up and down the platform, trying to find things to look at.
It’s got some neon sculptures overhead which are kind of OK, but I settled on looking at the fire hoses and fire extinguishers, which are stored behind glass and frankly look as though they’d be quite a bit of trouble to access should you have need of them. But then, imagine the joy of discovering that the extinguishers are supplied and serviced by a company named Marx Brothers.
What could go wrong? It made the wait, and the pacing, totally worthwhile.