It seemed staged. This couple kissed at the train station the entire twenty minutes that we had waited for our Amtrak train. They hugged in an area where they were highly visible to arriving and departing passengers and those checking their Amtrak train status.
I found their behavior odd, and I wondered if this was a performance to elicit a reaction. People stared, others looked away, some smiled or laughed, one rolled her eyes, and an elderly lady said that it “looked boring.”
Do you think this was an experiment to determine how public displays of affection, PDA, affects the behavior of bystanders or was this couple’s constant kissing normal for them?