She’s asleep!!! This lady rides the train and shuttle with me almost every day AND she pops her gum on every other “expletive” chew. I have wished for her to bite her tongue, her jaw, her lip…anything to make her boycott gum. But, I can be nice today because she’s asleep and luckily, she doesn’t chew in her sleep. I can go even further and hope she does not get whiplash…she is copping a serious nod so that neck keeps snapping. Uh oh…she just woke up…popping like crazy…I hope she bites a few taste buds off.😠
She’s baaaaack! I haven’t been on the train as much lately due to being out of town and working from home more. So, I haven’t been posting much except memories. But, I am back and so is deer in headlights girl. I don’t know how she holds that face so long. It would give me a headache. She was on the platform when I arrived yesterday. I think she forgot my exact spot because we haven’t seen each other in a couple of weeks. I resumed my normal positioning and smirked when the train stopped in front of me. Sweet victory…how I’ve missed you. 😏 I was running a little late today. When I got there, this dude was standing in my spot 😒 and she positioned herself to the right of him (she usually stands to my left). I think I saw that heifer crack a smile as I walked past. I guess she doesn’t know me that well…I don’t go down that easily. I took the spot to his left and when the train pulled in I could see it was not going to stop in my favor, so I scurried down to position myself at the next door. I was in my seat settled in comfortably by the time she found a spot in the seat across from me. That smile was nowhere to be found.😂😂😂 I gotta give it to her though – I believe she is the only one who knows this is a competition. And, although she keeps losing, she’s staying in the game.
For those who are wondering- yes, I do realize I am a tad bit petty…sometimes. It really showed yesterday. The commute was not eventful at all. As we arrived to my stop, I said excuse me so my seat mate could let me out. At the same time, this lady in a green shirt stood up in the seat across from us and she just stood there…all in my way! I brushed past her and headed towards the doors, feeling irritated. I finally looked down at the doors she chose and realized she works in my building. Immediately, it became a competition…my horse race scenario. I got on my mark and waited for the gates to open. When they did, I dashed out to head to the three lane stairs. I was so focused that I did not see her until we reached the turnstile gates…me in the lead. Then she did the unexpected – she cheated! Instead of waiting to get out the gate, she slipped through the side emergency gate that does not require a card. I was heated! 😤 To make matters worse, that miscreant ended up in front of me as we headed down the narrow stairs. When I reached the bottom, I saw her in my peripheral stop to talk to a man because our shuttle was nowhere in sight. I passed them to walk a little further down and noticed our shuttle was all the way in the back and around the corner. It was the little shuttle, so I knew seats would be very limited. I proceeded to walk to the back of the shuttle line to claim a seat as the driver pulled up to stop in front of me. As I boarded, I watched as people realized our shuttle was there and it was the baby one. They started to rush towards the door. I smiled from my seat when the driver announced there were no more seats and I looked out the window to see green shirt standing there as the doors closed. My smiling gaze lingered to see who she was talking to. My gaze changed from a petty smile to an “ut oh” as I caught a glance of the gentleman’s face…it was my VP.😳 Sorry EW! Later that day, I could not resist telling him the story of how he was a victim of my competitiveness…yes competitiveness…pettiness just seemed too incriminating. lol He cracked up because he is well aware of these commuter competitions I have going on. I did feel a little bad when he told me it took forever for the next shuttle to come so he decided to walk. Then he followed up with he did not see the other shuttle pass during his trek. My devilish smile reappeared. There was that sweet victory again. Actually, more like revenge…with impunity.
7:02am So there is this girl who is fairly new to my schedule (a month or so) who is trying to figure out my perfect spot to stand so the doors open right in front of her. She has been getting here before me lately, but that strategy has been failing her. Yesterday, she stood exactly where I usually stand, so I had to stand a little further down. I was a little annoyed. But, that damn train stopped right in front of me!😂😂😂 So, I just got here and she was standing where I stood yesterday, so I was able to get a little closer to my regular spot. Another girl was to my right, keeping me from being dead on my spot. When that girl boarded another train, spot stealer switched sides to get closer. That ticked my silly self. I’m going to stay right here and CTFU if that train stops in front of me. Let’s see what happens…
7:06am😂😂😂😂😂😂 The train stopped right in front of me…I was dead center of the two sliding doors. I literally laughed out loud while boarding. To add insult to injury, someone sat in the seat she likes. 😜 I actually didn’t wish that on her. I was hoping she got her seat as a consolation prize…even walked faster to help out. But, I think the L affected her drive. She is gonna be ready for me tomorrow. Maybe, I’ll come early enough for the 6:56 train just to throw her off.
7:10am I just got a seat mate and I had to teach her the elbow space rule – person on the inside gets the elbow space because the outside person has the aisle space for elbow room. She didn’t fight it, so we are cool. We are sitting here looking like denim twins. We decided light denim jackets were the way to go today. We are about the same size…nah, she got me by a size or two. Therefore, our hips have been touching for the past 7 stops. I guess we go together at this point. She’s starting to nod. I hope she doesn’t think our new relationship gives her the right to sleep on my shoulder.😳 Too soon…I’m a lady. She’s about to leave, so I guess I should grade her before we break up. SEAT MATE GRADE: B
7:46am I thought I had a clear path to be first to get off the train. But, just as I got to the last seat, this dude dressed in all black, complete with what looked like a thin cloak, cut me off. As soon as he stood up, I got a nose full of baby powder. That black is going to start looking dusty as hell when all that baby powder starts seeping through. He had the nerve to give drama to his walk as he exited. I guess this is karma’s quick reaction to me laughing at home girl earlier. 🤷🏽♀️
Make it a great day!