I’m counting this round as a 2.5.
First, the usual “Oh a foreigner, can’t sit beside him.”
Then it was , “Oh, a foreigner…. but there are no other seats…. So I’ll sit there but I’ll be real uncomfortable about it. Oh, next stop, a free seat that is 20ft away, I’ll rush over there before it gets taken and leave the bulky bags I brought on the subway by the door I came in.”
Couple of stops later, another lady just sits beside me fine. When another end seat becomes open, she moves. Gonna add a .2 because end seats are generally more desirable but no way to talk of that was the only reason she left.