Dear Tourists on the Metro,
Do you think I want to hear about your love of all things BIRD, and about the weird webcam bird show you watch every day?
Here, I'll give you a hint: NO. No, I don't.
I'm glad you like my ring (as you should because it's awesome) but good LORD when I'm on my morning commute, it's too early for me to politely feign interest FOR HALF AN HOUR. I didn't stand next you because I wanted to talk; I stood there because there was nowhere else to stand.
Unrelated: thanks for offering me a seat, dude. PSYCH!