|Posted by Nikki Yeager on November 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM|
I decided to share a few observations from my ridiculously long commute. Partly because I found them extremely entertaining.. but mostly because my absurd 1 hour trek from Brooklyn means I have to wake up at 7am. And no one who wakes up at 7am should ever be able to write a coherent blog with more than 20 sentences.
1. Even though I was inadvertently molesting four people around me and being groped by 7 more (oh, rush hour, how disturbingly inappropriate you are), no one on the train said a word for 55 long minutes. Because when you're crammed butt-to-crotch-to-arm-to-chest with the people around you, speaking to your fellow train goers is the biggest sin of all and far beyond forgiveness.
2. I really despise people with two phones. Not because it's utterly unnecessary, but because when people decide to go into that weird zombie-trance the iPhone users get stuck in all the time, they never hear the second phone ringing. But we do. Yes, we hear it... for 11 minutes of jingle bell rock. Which is just lovely.
3. Lively train conductors are my favorite. Because when you're smothered with sweaty armpits, dealing with an incessant phone ring and praying for 42 St/Times Sq. to appear, hearing a voice pop up saying, "Seriously, dude. Get out of the train door. I'll let the other passengers push you out if you don't move..For real." makes everything else worthwhile.
I do love this city.