I was riding on the Los Angeles subway this afternoon, from North Hollywood to the L.A. courthouse, and some bickering started among two passengers behind me.
I believe that the bickering had something to do with a guy taking up too much of a second seat. The guy who was hogging the seat was offended, it seems, so he started threatening the other man.
At this, the other man who wanted the seat sarcastically shouted out “I love L.A.”
Here, we had the actions of a single Angeleno inspiring in this non-Angeleno the idea that all Los Angelenos are jerks.
Immediately, what came to mind was the small number of Christians on YouTube who create blatant animosity among non-believers as almost a badge of courage. And, like the guy on the train, that non-believer walks away thinking that all Christians are jerks.
It takes just one to spoil the bunch.