Friday, November 30, 2012

This really happened

8:40 am.
On the subway.
Stand near two seats. Can overlook a woman's shoulder. See that she's typing a text message on her iPhone. Notice that signal meter is nil.
She's typing. She sends text. She waits.
Thirty seconds later, she texts in all caps: WHY ARENT U ANSWERING ME???
She huffs. Sends the text. Taps foot.
Train rattles on. She sends another text. U R SUCH A LOSER. WHY DO I BOTHER!!!!
Couldn't help myself. Don't know who she is texting but there is no service in TTC tunnels.
I ask her if she's trying to use her phone and tell her it won't work in the tunnels.
She panics. Says, "Oh shit ...". Asks me how to get the texts out of the phone. Asks if they will still send.
I say I don't know.
She bolts off the subway at the next stop.


ExGOnowTTC said...

I see this a lot. Even funnier is watching people desperately trying to text or talk on the bridge between Broadview and Castle Frank stations where there is a bit of a signal briefly.

Anonymous said...

This is what I call the "valley girl" syndrome. Basically girls/women feel that things should go their way and they complain when things don't. I wish there's a way for Darwin to deal with these people.

Anonymous said...

That's why the subway always slows down on the DVP Bridge for the smartphone junkies to get signal. Joking of course!