Chap on train is chatting up the lass opposite: she’s polite, but clearly not interested. Even the news that she’s on her way to stay with her boyfriend fails to deter him. Even the line: “You have beautiful eyes – even if I take my glasses off..”
“What do you do for work,” he asks.
“I’m at university.”
“What’s your discipline?”
Her startled double-take, her pause before answering are noticeable enough that I couldn’t help but wonder. She’s training to be a teacher, but I guess the answer to his question might equally be: “The slipper when I’m in serious trouble, and his hand-spankings and belt hurt too.”