I can't stop smiling when I think about the train ride home from Zichron Yaakov last night. It was the first train after the two-day Shabbat+Passover stoppage, and fairly crowded.
1. When Miriam, "Shuki" and I boarded, we entered the bottom of a double-decker car, and a smiley murmur went up from the passengers. It turned out we were bringing the seventh dog on board in that car! (Muzzles and 1/2-price tickets are required for dogs.) Non-dog owners asked: is there a dog show in Tel Aviv tonight? They were all very well-behaved, and only the littlest one barked.
2. The train tracks run parallel to the highway from Haifa, and we could see the traffic backed up as we glided smoothly along (shadenfreude).
3. The young man seated next to me had a cellphone that played "Avadim Hiyenu" (one of the classic Seder songs) as his ringtone.