a suburban-city girl stumbling her way through central PA.

11.17.2008

in a rush this morning, i forgot my book.

by the time i got to the train station, everyone else had swiped a Metro, so i reluctantly picked up the very last half-week-old city paper from the stand. (who PAYS for newspapers? not i, said the little red hen). so i blew through the city paper and was finished by the time i got off the train.

when i got back on the train in the afternoon, i was empty handed. so i went for the ipod, but sadly realized that i had forgotten my headphones in this morning's rush. boo, what a stinkin' train ride.

later, on the train, i thought i saw a guy that looked like my friend matt. he looked so much like matt, that i almost called out, "matt!!" but then i stopped myself.

because maybe it was not matt.
but it sure looked like matt.

so i looked at the guy, trying to figure out if the side profile really was matt or not.

eventually he caught me staring.
i quickly looked away.

but then i thought, maybe it IS matt, so i looked back again.
and then he looked up.
we locked eyes. crap! again! i look away!

but i have no book, so i can't divert my eyes to anything but my hands.
not matt! crap!

i stare out the window, and in the reflection, i can see that he's now looking at me.
i turn to look at him and he awkwardly looks away. then back again.

crap! crap! what is this? is this train flirting!? oh lawd, i was just trying to figure out if it was matt or not.

so i can't look out the window, because then i'll catch his reflection.
and i can't look at a book because i dont have a book or a magazine or a newspaper.
and i cant daze off into an glazed ipod haze because i have no ipod.

so i look over to the guy sharing my seat, to his portable dvd player. as i turn to the screen, a woman hops ON TOP of a dude on a massage table and the two of them start going at it like madmen.

WHAT?! ARE YOU WATCHING PORN ON THE TRAIN!?

what is this train! i can't look out the window, i can't look down, i can't look left, i can't look right! oh laaaaaawd.

most stressful train ride ever for a spaz like myself.

and note to self: please remember book tomorrow.

3 comments:

Amelie said...

hahhaha! This is when you pull out your blackberry and start checking emails!

the bee in dc said...

CRAP! i forgot to add that my blackjack died of battery loss AS SOON AS i got on the train!

right? i swear, i'm not making this up.

Shelby said...

OMG!! I used to see portable DVD porn guy ALL THE TIME. He does this every single day. Seriously. The first time, I thought I must have been confused - but no, it's porn. I can't believe he's still up to his old tricks.