Train-fu is the measure of a person's mastery of a given train system, or trains as a whole. Train-fu can be gauged by the following abilities:
- (Novice) Train Catching. This allows one to avoid a long wait for the next train and possible tardiness at your destination. Can be practiced everywhere except Los Angeles.
- (Apprentice) Shortchanging. Most common methods include turnstile jumping and running from transit cops. Practiced most commonly in urban areas, such as New York.
- (Journeyman) Sleeping on Trains. The ability to sleep for extended periods without missing your stop. Most prevalent in Japan.
- (Master) Sleeping while Standing. Ultimate level of train-fu. While there are many scattered around the world, India is home to a disproportionate number. Indian masters hone their skills by sleeping while standing for several hours at a stretch.
- (Grandmaster) Full attainment and perfection of all techniques pertaining to train-fu.
It may take the novice
many years of quest
ing and extensive travels to attain the level of grandmaster
. Please undertake at your own risk.