08 November 2007

Would You Move Your Bag?

I sank into a seat on a train from the Lower East Side to Columbus Circle today, grateful for the rest especially since my phone can't ring in the subway. I had my briefcase across my lap - it's exactly the width of the subway seat divisions, so I don't seep into the next chair but the train wasn't crowded and there was an empty chair between me and the next guy. A stop after I got on, a large woman boarded, surveyed the train and decided to sit in the empty chair beside me. The problem was that she was considerably wider than a single chair. She MUST know this, yet she still sat down...half of her right on top of me! I figured she'd get right up but no - she glared at me instead and said nastily, "Would you move your bag?"

7 comments:

sister k said...

i would've moved across and taken a picture of her! LOL....tell her she's on candid camera :) i would've had a hard time not laughing at the ridiculousness of it all!

MIssy said...

It sounds like she should really walk rather than ride.....that might help.

Fraukow said...

how dare your bag get in the way of her excessive butt!

Mom said...

You can't very well move across when you're UNDER Buella! Once a fat man not only sat ON me on a Greyhound, but FELL ASLEEP on my shoulder! I was dumbfounded. A gentleman stranger across the aisle came over and shoved him off, making him move when he got him to wake up. We the thin are so unaccommodating to the calorically challenged!

karen said...

I would have gotten up so she could sit down - I just wish she would have said something BEFORE she squashed me!

Spice Girl said...

This seems to be your lot in life, doesn't it?

karen said...

I do seem to get squashed more often than most. Maybe my superpower is making spaces near me look much larger than they actually are?

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