Short but sweet. Today on the metro my car was pretty crowded, and there was a gentleman sitting across from me. A lady walked in on the train and stood by one of the poles and hung on with her hand grasped tight. Right away, the gentleman got up and looked at the woman and said, “You can sit here.” The lady smiled gently and took his seat while he took her place next to the pole. It...
Sitting on the metro reading my book, a guy walks in and sits right across from me. I notice he was carrying an already open sketch book and had a pencil in hand. As he sat down he immediately started putting his pencil to work. I had my nose in my book and looked up ever so often and caught him glancing over to the seats next to me, then quickly looked down and scribbled. A stop or two later I...
I was on the metro the other day reading my John Piper book. It’s a really good book called “Think” it’s about how we think and read the word, essentially. There is no one sitting around me except for one older black gentleman who is sitting directly across from me. Well, a few stops into the metro ride, the man comes over and sits a seat away from me and asks, “What...
There was a little boy on the metro today about the age of six. I knew he was going to be a fun riding buddy when he said, “Wow, we’re FLYING!” once the metro started to go. He was with his mother and he had so many questions about the metro. “What line is this?” “How does the train know what side of the doors to open?” “How fast are we going?”...
Today was apparently a holiday, because there were so many teenagers on the metro. I was sitting and reading my book like usual, when all of a sudden a flood of kids came on the metro and all awkwardly sat down. At first none of them said anything, but then when the metro started to go the girl next to me said, “Whoa, thanks for the seatbelt warning!” And after that comment was said,...
Embarrassment at its greatest
Here’s a short but sweet one for you. I was walking fast up the escalator to get to the metro, just in case one was almost leaving. As I was walking up the left side, I trip on one of the stairs and almost slam my face right into the step. I immediately thought about how awkward that would be, seeing that it was an escalator and I would probably just lay there while it carried me up to the...
"Would you screw him?"
The metro pulls up and I walk in, find an open seat, and get my book out. Right after I’m all settled I hear someone call out to me, “What book are you reading?” A middle aged gentleman asks me, sitting next to two other people. “Mere Christianity.” I look at his face and see no sense of recognition so I reply again, “C. S. Lewis.” “Oh! I can’t read that, I would have to be a literature major for...
Getting stopped before even getting to the metro
Class finally let out and I was walking my normal route to get to the metro. I crossed the street, and was close to go down those stairs to get through to the metro. But, even before I made it to the stairs I hear, “Excuse me, miss?” I look up from my half-typed text message and spot a middle aged black man looking straight at me. “I love that coat, can I ask you a...