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.