Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Today on the Train

I get to the train station right when my trains arrival is announced. I have to get on that train or else I will be late to work. So I rush to the escalator (along with other riders). There was a woman in front of me who is not moving and she didn't not leave a path for anyone to pass. Its an unwritten rule when riding public transportation, that if you see someone trying to catch a train move out of the way or give them room to pass. Apparently this lady didn't know this rule or simply didn't care. I was forced to use my watching a game voice. The voice that is reserved for my couch, bars and stadiums. Its the voice I use to scream at refs, umps, calls, players and plays. I have honed this voice with years of sports watching, and today it served me very well. When I screamed Come On! it came straight from my gut, strong and true. And you best believe the woman's head snapped back real quick. I was able to pass, catch my train and make it to work on time.

4 comments:

keri mikulski :) said...

I like the way you describe the voice you used to speak to the woman. Amazing description. :) Glad you were able to catch the train.

toni said...

Stop scaring these Southerner with your NY sports voice!
Marta riders are notoriously not in hurry! They would not survive on the trains in NY,DC,Boston or Chicago (and anywhere else above the Mason Dixon line).

Doret said...

You can't stop the voice.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Sometimes, you just have to break out the big guns!