She’s back – in full petty effect

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.


Friday Foolishness 

Things are not starting off right this morning.  First of all, it’s still dreary and now it’s cold.  Where is the 80+ degrees we had last week?  I had to pull out my bin of sweaters I put away a few weeks ago.  Note to Mother Nature: Brrrrr Sucka!

Once I got to the train station, I was pleasantly surprised at how light traffic was…until I got to the top of the stairs.  I looked down at the all the people and thought – please let the next train be Doraville (not my train).  I don’t mind being a little delayed if the Doraville train can take the crowd away.  I smiled as I looked up at the marquee and it listed “Doraville…45 secs”.  I started to relax and gave up my positioning.  I smiled as people started flooding into the train.😏  That was until I happened to look up and notice “North Springs” lit up on the train.  I hesitated because the train signs have been wrong before.  Who was I to believe – the marquee or the train?  That decision was made when I heard the conductor say, “North Springs station”.😳 I had to make a mad dash before the doors closed.  Of course, all of my favorite seats were gone.  I sat down beside the girl who got “my seat” out of spite.  But, I quickly got up when I noticed an empty seat at the other end of the car. Now, I’m going to have to hustle to beat folks to the shuttle…too cold and dreary to walk.  Luckily, I have on my sneakers, so it’s on!

I made it to the halfway mark before getting a seat mate.  He looks to be in his late 50s…no peculiar smells, he’s staying in his seat space for the most part, no fidgeting, coughing, sniffing or gum chewing.  Only problem is, he’s not giving me the elbow space.  I had to take it.  It’s less comfortable for me when I have to take it, but in the words of Big Worm, “it’s principalities to this!”  That lowered him to a B. He’s really into his phone.  My nosey ass couldn’t help but look down to see he’s on Facebook. 👀👀 Now, I keep peeking over to see if he’s looking at freaky stuff.🤔😂  Nothing yet.  Stop the mf’in presses! Did he just fart?!!!🤢😡🤢😡 My nose was just hit with some disrespectful shit and I’m mad at myself for relaxing my sense of smell.  I just looked around and there are so many empty seats now.  Hold up while I move…  Seat Mate Grade: D for disgusting!

I moved all the way back to the seat beside the door I like to exit.  Now, I don’t have to hustle too much for the shuttle.  But, I will be racing when I get to the three lanes stairs…just cause.  Why did someone try to edge me out at the door?  Uhhhh NO!   I was 1st out my door, 3rd down the stairs, 2nd through the gate and narrow doors, and 1st on the shuttle!  That’s a record for me. 🤗🤗  I’m about to walk in the door feeling like a champ.🏆🏆🏆

Make it a great day!