Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ok so I got into a minor altercation on the train this morning. Nothing physical at all, this was strictly verbal. The train was extremely crowded and I was the last one on, however I made sure that none of my body parts were sticking out of the door..i'm a professional train rider, I know what to do. However for some reason the doors did not close, but I just assumed(and rightfully so) that it was another door. After all, there are 8 train cars, and two doors on each one, and if one door is blocked, all of them will remain open until the problem is resolved..common sense should tell not only me that, but everyone else right? WRONG....WRONG! These two dudes proceeded to stare at me when the doors wouldn't close and I ignored them. Then after the fifth time the doors wouldn't close, one of them said to me, "it might help if you move back a bit". I took my headphones off(even though I heard them the first time), and said "Excuse me?"..and he repeated himself. I said yeah maybe I should, because this is the only door that could possibly be blocked right? And he said dude, don't get smart, i'm just saying, you could be blocking the door. And then I said, why don't you run up and down all 8 cars and repeat that shit, that way we can be sure to get you to work on time. He said dude I'm just saying you could be blocking the door..and then his friend(i think it was his lover given how they were holding hands) said, Everyone should just calm down"(I respect his attempt to play peacemaker, but this wasn't the time), and at this point my cup runneth over with anger, so I "politely" asked him to shut the hell up. I must mention at this point that I was the Dupont Circle metro station, which is about 90% white, so I already was sticking out like Al Sharpton at a Klan rally, so my talking like this surely did not help. The whole side of the train I was on was in complete silence after my outburst...then the doors closed, I rode my two stops, and then I got off. I felt bad for all of about 30 seconds..

And to top it off, I forgot my password when I sat down to my computer, so I was delayed even more. My intern had his music playing all while I was on the phone getting my password reset, but when he got a glimpse of my face, he QUICKLY turned his music off...I wasn't even angry at that point, but I guess he thought I was, and he said, you seem angry, and I said I'm fine. And then I turned around, opened Windows Media, and played this song....

The Way I Am - Eminem

6 comments:

Sha said...

I'mma need u to go ahead and start Fight Club DC.

Jamal said...

You need a hug man..

maxwellsmusze said...

RUT RO!!!

if you were on the soul train you would've at least heard an "ummm hmmmm, i know that's right!"

Bashful said...

Dag Rashad you are gangsta...LOL! "I politely told him to shut the hell up" CLASSIC! I love it! I swear you make my mornings so sweet.

Miss Black River said...

Whoa nelly. That would never happen in SC. I guess especially since we don't have decent public transportation :(

hadassah444 said...

I would have love to be there for this.