Thank goodness it is Friday. And I am not talking about going to work here. You already know how I feel about that. I'm talking about the subway. Every day it seems there is some kind of adventure lately. Yesterday took the cake.
I was seated between two men. I had my cane between my legs, my bag on my lap, and was minding my own business while reading my Kindle. At one stop, the man to my right got up to get off. Before I knew what was happening, a female college student raced to get the empty seat. I swear I never saw anyone move that fast to grab a seat. She was carrying her bag over her right shoulder, and it brushed across me with such force that it totally cleared everything off my lap as she dove into the seat. My bag, cane, and Kindle went flying. And, you know what the most insane thing was? Instead of saying she was sorry, she tried to blame me when I told her my Kindle better not be broken. "You did it. You did this on purpose," she complained. My guess is that she figured if she said I did it on purpose she wouldn't have to replace my Kindle if it had broken.
Everyone nearby witnessed the entire episode and just looked at her as if she was insane. Three people jumped in to help me retrieve my items. Another woman looked at her and sneered, "Some people are just so desperate for a seat they don't care about anyone else." My Kindle wasn't broken, and it wasn't worth arguing over. She made herself look like a fool. Had she said she was sorry and been a bit humble she would have appeared in a better light.
But, I made up my mind I wasn't going to let this rent space in my head so I just shook my head and laughed over it. Time was when I would sit and stew all the way to my stop, but I've learned that sometimes it is just best to let go. What else could I do? One meets all kinds when they ride a New York subway.
Well, this is a cooking weekend for me so you all know where I will be spending my Saturday. Sunday will be quiet. No company. My son will be in Connecticut so the afternoon will be dedicated to rest. Lately I am having a hard time climbing out of bed...even on my late days. Guess I am just burning out.
Well, here's hoping you all have a weekend filled with rest, relaxation, a lot of fun, and of course, may you be surrounded by love and light. See you all on Monday.