I know that I'm feeling confident in myself from people's apprehensive looks when I board the Berlin U-Bahn, because in my self-assured upright stance I am frequently mistaken for a fare inspector
ever had that happen to you? people eyeball me hard when I get on, then realize they're doing it and look away. but when the doors close, in that beat everyone knows so well, their gaze is drawn back to me to see if I say "Fahrausweise bitte!"
Expats, those who have left their home towns, travelers and freaks are especially welcome.