Look, Neil deGrasse Tyson is a busy man. In addition to being the director of the Hayden Planetarium, he’s also working on making the Seth MacFarlane-produced Cosmos reboot salvageable, so naturally there isn’t a lot of time in his day. That’s why we can forgive him for this: A user posted a creepshot in Reddit’s NYC subreddit of the famed astrophysicist tapping away on his Apple laptop (natch) while on the A train.
The thread’s writer admitted he was a bit star struck after he almost shot a death glare at Mr. Tyson for bumping in to him, but cooled down when he realized it wasn’t just some jerk. ”I turn around ready to give him the stink eye and realize it Neil deGrasse Tyson. Went from angry to happy in a split second,” the poster wrote.
“I take the subway when I can — fast, cheap, and easy. And when I do, I am always working. In fact, en-route to and from the Planetarium, I take less-crowded trains and routes, even if longer, assuring a seat for me to get work done. The universe can be quite demanding of my time.”
Sorry to bother! We’re just kind of concerned about the Cosmos script if your laptop gets bumped, that’s all.