It’s 5:30 p.m and your shift at work just ended. You loaded the card, sprinted to the subway station. You get on, and can’t help but look around. So many thoughts are racing through your mind. Here’s what you may be thinking on your ride:
1) Why does my cart have so many people?
2) Why did they take that seat away from me?
You already survived a long day at work and you’re tired. The last thing you needed was for your go – to subway seat to be taken away from you.
3) I hope that sleepy person got off at the right stop
4) Stop pushing me!
5) Not another group of students.
6) When will we arrive at the next stop?
7) Awesome, I have the whole row of seats to myself!
8) Why sit beside me?
Or sometimes, you don’t get lucky. After the next stop, a commuter enters and decides to sit right next to you.
9) I like their sweater…
10) I’m just going to read, so no one will talk to me.
The regular commuter knows who I’m referring to. It’s the person who pounces up and down the subway. They talk to everyone, but sometimes, people don’t want to talk. Please leave me alone I’m tired from work.
11) Wow, your carry-ons are huge.
12) I see an old friend.. I need to run.
13) Please don’t flirt with me
14) Stop listening to that song.
Other times, you might not run into a creep but see a person who drowns into music. They have earphones on, but because they turn the volume higher than suggested, you hear the song. How does that not hurt your ears?
15) Wow! They barely made it
16) How many stops are there?
17) Not another delay!
18) Finally we’re out of that tunnel
19) I wish my best friend was here
20) Time to go
The subway creates lasting memories in a short period of time. Indeed, the trips are long, dark, and cold, but they offer some time for introspection. What are your thoughts on the subway? Let us know in the comments. And next time, let’s hope that no one steals that seat away from you.