Trapped on a train -- by an ex-co-worker

Trapped on a train -- by an ex-co-worker

The two women were catching up like two long-lost
friends. They talked about their respective jobs and one's upcoming
wedding. Facebook updates. Upcoming dates. The two ex-co-workers promised to stay in touch.

After the one left the Red Line, the other immediately got on the phone to another friend:

you know how you get stuck
on the CTA with someone you barely know, and they just want to
chit-chat? Like, they won't stop, and you just have to put up with that
boring yammering? Well, it just happened to me. So yeah, I was
trapped on the train."

But at least she was a good actor.


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  • This is hilarious!!
    I bet the one who got off the red line called HER friend and said she jumped out at an earlier stop just to escape the other one's boring yammering! Ha!

  • This is why I always have reading material on hand. I can pretend I don't see people I don't want to talk to.

  • Why so much faking? I think it's embarrassing to our gender. Flat out mean.

  • In reply to jtithof:

    This has nothing to do with gender. Every man and woman has encountered someone they just don't feel like talking to - on the bus, on the train, in the supermarket - we've ALL been there. We're human. We're not mean.

  • In reply to jtithof:

    Thank you Jennifer. I have a current co-worker who I occasionally see on transit. Since neither of us are in the mood to talk on the train, we very studiously pretend to be completely engrossed in our books.

    And he's a man.

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