Still Hope For Gentlemen

This morning I missed my train. The next one arrived shortly after. When I got in, it wasn’t crowded, but there were no available seats. I stood at my usual spot, the front of the car right under the AC vent. Sitting in front of me was a young man, in his early 20s at most. He motioned if I wanted to sit, but I declined gratefully. I guess there’s still hope for gentlemen.

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~Izzy

Pope Visit @ NYC

You know the Pope is in NYC when you see two priests & a nun waiting for the train at 34th St-Penn Station & the platform benches have been freshly varnished. They’re so shiny! LOL!

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~Izzy

Seat A-Hole 09/25/15

  
This is today’s Seat A-hole. That seat became available & the older Asian woman was making her way to sit. This idiot came out of nowhere, shoved past her & sat down like he owned the seat. UGH!! I can’t stand people like that!!! But Karma’s a bitch & what goes around comes around!

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~Izzy

Feline Specter

  
No, I’m not a peeping Tom, LOL. Can you spot the cat? I’ve seen it a couple of times, watching over the elevated train station.
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~Izzy

Too Close

  
No one should be THIS-CLOSE to anyone during their subway commute!! I was on my way to a friend’s event at Harlem Stage after work. This girl got on and parked herself right up against me. I was pinned against the train doors, her hair all over my face & going up my nostrils! My cell phone was so close to my face, I felt cross-eyed trying to look at the screen! She kept fidgeting too! Like I wasn’t even there! UGH!!!

I was so grateful when she got off & I was able to go further into the train car. Seriously, some people are so oblivious, or worse, don’t care!!

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~Izzy

Bag Man

  
If I see this man at my station during the morning commute, I know I’m screwed. There will probably be delays & crowded trains ahead. I call him Bag Man because he always carries a bag, that’s a given. He started out with an unmarked large brown paper bag. Then he upgraded to a nylon messenger bag, the type used for laptops. Today was the first time I saw him with this wheeled duffle bag. I guess whatever he was carrying was too heavy for his short squat body to hold for the commute. Though it looked empty.

He’s also an a-hole. He has bum-rushed me to get on the train first, like today. He has also bulldozed past me to get an available seat. I think he’s been keeping tabs on me because sometimes he rushes to my usual spot on the train. He used to turn left to go towards the middle, whereas I turn right to go towards the front. If it’s too crowded on the train, or I start feeling my blood pressure dip, I get off at 135th St to switch to the 3 train. That’s the second downtown stop for that line, so it’s usually practically empty. Mr. Bag Man started copying me a couple of times. He never switched before.

Every time I see him at my station, my stomach turns & I have to fight the urge to throw up in his face. I don’t know, but my gut instinct tells me he’s not a good person. Like he could be a creeper or something. Sadly, you can’t choose who’ll be on your train. I can just do my best to avoid him & stay away from him when I do see him.

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~Izzy