Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Why do men even bother trying to talk to women during the morning commute? Rarely do I see this situation come out favorable for the man, except in cases when a mutual conversation just happens to jump off. This morning I saw this man who appeared to be 50 years old try to talk to this woman who looked to be half his age. This woman and I were on the down escalator towards the train platform, and Uncle Ben's was on the escalator going up. This man got to the top of the escalator, went back down, and sat down next to the woman on the train platform. I promptly turned down the volume to the my ipod, so that I may hear the festivities. When I looked over at the woman, her facial expression said, "Are you crazy old man?", yet the man pushed on with his game. He said..and I'm not making this up, "Baby you looked so beautiful I'm going to be late to work so that I can come get your number." Now..it sounds harmless enough right? But oh no my friends, he said it in a creepy old man way, and from my vantage point, it looked like he was staring straight down her shirt(which means I guess I was too). He then touched her shoulder, and she quickly, but gently pushed his hand away, but again his resolve appeared to be way stronger than his actual game. At this point, he said, "babygirl, I have to get going, but can I get your number?" Again, the woman said no, I have a boyfriend, and Uncle Ben coolly walked off and said, "he aint better than me". As the dude walked by, he looked at me and winked, and then walked away. Now, I know many men who see another guy fail at trying to holler at a woman, and then piggyback off that man's failure for their own personal gain. Me myself, I am not that kind of man..for many reasons..although I found Uncle Ben's failed attempt to be hilarious. I just turned up the volume and minded my own business. The point here is that usually in the morning, NOBODY wants to talk, let alone be hit on by a man who makes his living by putting his face on the box of rice. Just sit on the train, read the paper, listen to music and relax...that's Allstate's stand.

Darlin' Darlin' - The O'Jays

8 comments:

Bashful said...

ROFL! Oh man this is one of the many reasons why I loved working in DC, that early morning entertainment is priceless. I don't get entertainment like that driving to VA every dang day.

Jamal said...

Yeah, most women aren't trying to hear that in the morning.

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

People think I make this stuff up. I started taking the bus to cut down on harrassment. The metro just breeds bamma moments.

TM said...

It was too dayum hot for that kinda crap this morning. Clearly he was out of his mind due to the heat. The Metro is notorious for that kind of mess and now you know why some women in this area have developed a permanent mean mug lol.

m.g. said...

excellent

maxwellsmusze said...

let uncle ben live man. he was only trying to conversate with a hot piece of ass.

metro is comedy all day, every day.

Sha said...

the worse is when i'm standing on the stop in the morning and some dude just halts his car and stares in my face...pervs..

hadassah444 said...

I don't know Rashad, Uncle Ben gets props for trying and the line about being late for work because of beauty...Oh my goodness, what a line, LOL I wonder if things may have been different if she didnt have a man.

nice piece, stick with observation and not your personal life always worked well for you.