Last night on my way home from work, I somehow found a seat on the train without having to shove anyone to the ground, which made me happy.
Then, as I took my seat, ready to think about how I only have to make it through one more day before the weekend and the weekend is good even though when you wake up on Saturday morning it’s basically over, I noticed a woman standing in front of me, directly in front of the door.
Which made me unhappy.
It wasn’t anything she was wearing, and it wasn’t like she was singing loudly or anything like that, she was just… standing there.
I thought to myself, “Oh, well, clearly she’s just waiting for the next stop and that’s why she’s standing directly in front of the door and not off to the side.”
But then we arrived at a stop, and she just stood there.
So then I thought, “Oh, well, she’ll get off at the next stop. This is fine. You’re okay with this. Let’s think about your dog’s ears. Yes. That makes you happy.”
But then another stop went by, and she was still… just… standing there.
And this is when I lost my mind.
I started fidgeting and looking around, thinking that someone had to be seeing this and what the hell is wrong with this woman???
I went over in my mind if I would ever just stand in front of the door for stops and stops and stops like some kind of mad man instead of just stepping aside and being more comfortable and I decided no!
Then I started cursing the woman’s very existence with thoughts like, “What, does she think she’s better than me??? What, she doesn’t need to sit like everyone else??? Because I could stand too! I’m not, but I could, dammit!”
Then we arrived at another stop, and she got off the train.
I settled down a little after that, but c’mon, it was still pretty weird.