While riding uptown on the 2 express train this afternoon, I noticed a woman talking to herself. She was nicely dressed, expensive handbag, fur-lined coat, etc. She complained that she just missed the local train which passed us by. I took off my headphones to hear what she was saying: "Absolutely abominable, these subways. Just beyond reproach. Absolutely abominable. Beyond reproach. F**king c**k-suckers. I'm not gonna stand here for ten minutes now. Its abominable."
"Ladies and gentlemen, we're being held here due to train traffic ahead. We'll be moving shortly," said the conductor.
"F**K YOU!!", she quipped while looking up at the speaker in the ceiling! And followed up with, "They just make me so sick! It's despicable. Just despicable!! I'd be fired from my job if I did this sh*t. Despicable! Absolutely despicable!! On top of each other or ten minutes apart. Really f**king despicable." She took out her blackberry and typed angrily. However, when the train arrived at 34th Street, and then next at 42nd Street, she stayed on, rather than switching to the local (which she had just complained about missing).
Today's NYC Subway Theatre Experience brought to you by the National Council on Mental Illness.
10 months ago