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Next stop is…

22 Oct

I am usually a pretty quiet person. I don’t tell people off and mind my own business. I read a book or listen to music just to distract myself from the chaos that is going on around me. But once in a very blue moon a time comes where i cannot be quiet anymore. Now I understand that teenagers can sometimes be pretty annoying and obnoxious. I was a teenager once (mind you I think i was a pretty polite and respectful teenager) and I knew that there are times to be loud and that there are times to just tone it down.

So i was on the bus today, on my way back from work. A monday is a crappy day to begin with, and all you want after a day at work is just peace and quiet. A couple of teenagers got on the bus with me, they were maybe 15-16 years old, and one girl was particularly loud and annoying. She kept on yelling in her screechy voice, but then she started to imitate the announcement that says “next stop is so and so”. She just kept on yelling “Next stop is house” “Next stop is person walking” “Next stop is Jane street” “Next stop is still Jane street” and she just kept on repeating it over and over again. And this is where i just couldn’t take it anymore, so i turned around and said very loud “NEXT STOP IS SHUT UP!!!!”. Now i know this wasn’t the most mature thing to do, but boy did it feel good!! It felt liberating lol. Have you ever encountered any annoying people on transit that you just wanted to tell off?

Reminiscing about WW1

16 Oct

Sorry, i have not written in a while. Been dealing with a lot of personal stuff in the last few week. And let me tell you, when it rains it pours. But you have to just pick up and move on with your life, think positively and keep your mind off of things! But either way i am back…i think…
So i was on the subway the other day reading my book. I am currently reading Follett’s “Fall of giants”, and i am quite enjoying the book. A gentleman sat down next to me and proceeded to ask me what i was reading and what the book is about. I explained that is a book about lives of people in several different countries and how their lives were affected by WW1. The man proceeded to nod and tell me the story about the time when he was living through WW1. Now you would imagine that this man was at least 90 years old, but here is the thing, i think he was about 40 years old or so. I was very confused, proceeded to nod at everything he was saying while planning my exit strategy. apparently WW1 was a very tough time for this man. He also asked me if i came there often, at which point i clarified if he meant if i come on the subway often. Of course i told him that i come here pretty much every day. We said our goodbyes and he said that he hopes to see me again. I am sure next time we will talk about WW2. So… what weird conversations have you had with people on the subway? Definitely do share!