Capitol Hill, 2 AM

There is a remarkably large gathering of people at the Jack in the Box. The purpose of the grouping is obscure, but the line is spilling out the door and they're all milling around eating and clumping in that way particular to large groups that mostly know each other. Also, there are lots of people driving in a scarily oblivious way: stopping in the middle of Broadway to hail each other, making disturbing U-turns, getting into nervous stop-and-start duets over who should go first at the intersection. They're also unloading a truck over at the post office, giving the lie to various common beliefs about the US Postal Service.