people on the platform

did i tell you this?
  wednesday morning
 after
 snowmageddon
 dumped
 11 inches on nyc
 i went to work

 after my last experience
 at 
the 79th street subway station
 i was leery
 but 
far better equipped
 with
 la canadienne's 'chance'



the sidewalks
were
 mostly
 shoveled
 the streets
 were plowed
 but
 there was still a lot of snow to walk through

 i made it to 79th street
 in time
 to see
 people exiting
 which means
 i just missed the train

 i walked down
 the
 in far better condition than last time
 stairs
 to see the next train 
was 
due
 in
 17 minutes 

17 minutes
 on
 a 
cold
 unheated
 subway platform
 in
 9 degree temps

 no
 i dont think so

 i turned 
up
 the stairs 
i went
 down
 broadway
 i walked
 to
 72nd street 
where
 i could get an express or a local 

not signed

the platform
 was
 crowded 

the sign
 said 
an express
 was
 due
 in 
3 minutes

 yes!

  its so funny
 to me 
that
 everyone
 waiting
 stands 
facing the direction the train will arrive from
 as if 
they can will it to arrive sooner
 of course
 there are many who just stay focused on their mobiles

 amazingly
 the train that arrived
 was not at all crowded
everyone waiting
 was able to board
 without
 a shoehorn push

 the streets down
 at the office 
were fairly clear/clean
 the sun came out
 i doubt it warmed the air much
 but 
i spent the day comfortably at my desk 
working

 left early for the trip home
which was uneventful
as it should be

i hope
 if your area
 was hit by the snowpocalyse 
you are 
safe and warm

Popular Posts