Do you ride the train to work every morning? I do, and one big plus is that you sometimes experience the weirdest things during your commute.
Like this morning, a packed train pulled up to the platform. I was worried about getting in, but I was relieved when about 5-7 people alighted from the train.
So imagine my surprise when 3 people then couldn’t fit in, despite the newly freed up space. I should know – I was the 3rd guy, watching from the platform as the train sped away. It’s like a reverse-version of Hermione’s beaded handbag.
I generally don’t like obnoxious office ladies on the train, cos they tend to be impatient, inconsiderate, and well, insist on a much larger buffer for their personal space than regular people. However, I did find one redeeming trait for them this morning.
If they’re alighting at the same station as you are, they’re very capable of plowing open a path for you, like the ambulance in Die Hard with a Vengeance. I just followed closely behind her and had no trouble getting out of the crowded train.
It was a short train ride, so I don’t really have any other tidbits from the commute. I guess I’m just not as psyched about trains as this guy interviewed on the local news when the new train line opened: