Let’s just be clear, if you’re wearing a backpack on a crowded subway train at rush hour, you are a douchebag. Period. There’s no defense.
Secondly, if you are a grown man wearing a backpack for any reason (at any time) that doesn’t have something to do with hiking or camping, you are also a douchebag.
I know, “the backpack” is a new Euro-trend that’s been getting more and more popular for expense account hipsters. I get it. However, there’s a cool way to pull it off, and there’s a way to not deserve D-BAG stamped on your forehead. Allow me to explain.
Ever been riding the train on a busy morning when some jackass gets on with his backpacked locked and loaded on his back as if he’s about to scale the outside of the New York Times building? You’d notice him right way because every time he turns to the left or right, his backpack smacks into you.
Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be standing back to back with him in the middle of the car. You’ll know he’s there because his pack keeps shoving you in the middle of your back. Almost like someone trying to shove you into the lap of that woman sitting on the bench in front of you.
The whole douchbaggery could be avoided if he simply took his pack off, and placed it on the floor between his feet. Then you could both enjoy the extra room.