A Gen-Y Mating Dance

Weekend subway. Construction — attraction — sparks conversation.

Photo by Erik K Veland

He doth bestride the narrow aisle a colossus. Pin-striped. Pointy-toed. Erect arm grasping the pole.

She drapes the door. Flowing hair. Flowing blouse. Travel weary. At ease. Rolling bag between her and him.

Topics rise and fall under wheel on rail: her job, his stop, her yoga, his workout.

My wife and I try not to try to listen.

Yet the banal, unlikely choreography grips us like watching two astronauts brush their teeth in space.

“I could kick my leg as high as your head one or two times with no problem. After the third or fourth time, I might pull a hamstring or something.”

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About Ken Judy

I am an executive manager, software developer, father and husband trying to do more good than harm. I am an agile practitioner. I say this fully aware I say nothing. Sold as a tool to solve problems, agile is more a set of principles that encourage us to confront problems. Broad adoption of the jargon has not resulted in wide embrace of these principles. I strive to create material and human good by respecting co-workers, telling truth to employers, improving my skills, and caring for the people affected by the software I help build.