Tuesday, March 13, 2012

triptych: trees and sky. And a bus story 'cause it's been a while.

I know trees and sky are boring but I really love these three photos and wanted to share.

 So for the story...I wrote about this on Twitter just after it happened but nobody even responded. I swear, this is true. I was sitting on the bus in a window seat and this young construction worker guy came and sat down in the seat next to me. I was feeling really quiet and tired that morning and just wanted to listen to my 'on the go' playlist and stare out the window. 

He tapped me on the shoulder and said something that I did not hear. 

I did a big dramatic sigh and took out my earbuds. "What?"

"What are you listening to?"

"Uh...Iggy Pop."



"Oh. So ... do you like music from that era then?"


Okay, that was a good stopping point, I thought. I put my earbud back in and turned back to the window. But then... tap tap tap. I turned angrily and kept listening to music, hoping he'd get the hint. He said something I couldn't quite make out. So I pulled out my earbud again. 

"Pardon me?" I said, because I've noticed that if I say "excuse me?" or "pardon me?" in a teacher voice it scares most people who are being idiots. I use it when I'm angry and it totally works.

"Can I listen to Iggy Pop too?" He asked, gesturing to the earbud I was holding in my hand. Which was just stuck in my freaking  ear canal.

"Um. NO." I laughed, and went back to my window staring. 

Then he started yell-talking at me super aggressively. And, okay, not cool, but also ridiculous. And this was a full-ass bus. I'm sure half the people were listening to this exchange and/or recording it on their iPhones. 


I said yes it is, and ignored him for the rest of the thirty minutes he insisted on sitting beside me. Talk about awkward. For him. I didn't care. So now anyway every time Iggy Pop or the Stooges songs come on anywhere I'm always telling people not to listen because it's just for me. I think it's funny anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Um, Whaaa??? The most out of control things happen to/around you haha! That is a little bit insane..and hilarious. Because of how ridiculous it is...oh my gosh. Only for you.....ahhhh, I'm still laughing!


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