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Drum Bunny

On the subway.

Posted on 2005.05.26 at 18:15
I'm hanging onto the pole, reading my book, ignoring the freckled brunette sitting next to the door.
At the next station two women get on. One young woman - maybe twenty, wearing blue and one woman of retirement age - easily.
The train leaves the station, and I notice that freckles is eyeing the older lady who is standing just behind the first woman. You can tell what's going through her mind, she's almost telegraphing her intentions. True enough, she gets up, relinquishing her seat to the older lady.
The first woman, Blue, steals the seat.
The stunned throng looks on in disbelief but Blue is oblivious.

I... I have no words for this.

Comments:


She shoots, SHE SCORES!!
pisceandreamer at 2005-05-26 22:40 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Oof. Sounds like the norm on the metro here, too.

But - to add hope to your day, let me tell you about my metro ride last week.

On the way into the city, we hit a stop and 6 or 7 women get on the train, each with two kids in tow, all about kindergarden aged, heading out on a field trip. Absolutely EVERYONE in our car jumped up so they could all sit down. I have never seen that happen before.

Of course then there was the day that I was the only one to stand up so a blind woman would have a seat. And I felt horrible, because it took me a minute for it to register, cause my brain was too busy going "ooooh, doggie on the metro!!" before it occured to me WHY there was a doggie on the metro...
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-05-27 14:32 (UTC) (Permanent link)
Heehee! That's funny - both the Subway Standing O and the doggie story :)
Thanks for that glimmer of hope!
bookishgal at 2005-05-26 23:31 (UTC) (Permanent link)

Disgusting!

I saw this happen on the Metro once. Only it was a young and in great shape businessman.
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-05-27 14:29 (UTC) (Permanent link)

Re: Disgusting!

Grrrr... Bad bad business man!
ganatronic at 2005-05-26 23:46 (UTC) (Permanent link)
I totally would have very loudly asked the freckled woman, "Were you getting up for the blue girl, or that lady?" And blue girl would then be aware, and embarrassed, and then she'd move. Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is. It's liberating.
Simply Stan
paperpath at 2005-05-27 14:28 (UTC) (Permanent link)
There were looks. Oh yeah, there were looks, and as oblivious as Blue was on the outside I think that she knew that she'd crossed the line into the Land of Appalling Manners.
Sometimes people are to shy/proud/embarrassed to admit their mistake.
I agree that it would have been liberating to call her on it. I've done so on a few occasions for the "greater good".
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