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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Girl, why you running?

Do none of you have watches? A cell phone that shows the time? Are your running for all of the diarrhea?

On the Lakeshore East, Oshawa is the last station (or first station depending on direction of travel). When the trains pull in, usually 10 to 15 minutes before departure, you've got boat loads of time to board and get settled. This morning, at about 7:06 am, this woman came barreling out of the station, bowled her way through a small group of people, knocked one lady's coffee to the ground - no sorry to be had - and vaulted her way through the doors of the 7:15 am train.

What fresh hell was that?

Girl, you ain't late.

None of her behavior was acceptable. The woman who lost her coffee was pretty upset. I don't blame her. I offered to buy her another one which she refused graciously.

I boarded the last coach in front of the locomotive, the one where Speedy Donkeygonzales got in. I spotted her on the second level, in a window seat, in a quad with no one else, on her phone. I didn't say anything.

Not my circus, not my monkey.

You know what that means, right? No, not that I've started new meds or am meeting with a counselor who has made commuter rage her mental health issue specialty. Today was Speedy Donkeygonzales' lucky day.

Otherwise, that phone would be somewhere else. I'm pretty sure one less coffee lady would agree with me.

13 comments:

Harith said...

Some people really want to race for a seat.

Bicky said...

Way to show excellent restraint! Kudos!

C.J. Smith said...

It was hard. So I hugged a puppy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she was a newbie to the whole go scene? Either wise what this person did was super extreme even for a newbie rider.

JulieBean said...

its too bad that coffee didn't land all over the Speedy Donkeygonzales.

C.J. Smith said...

I thought about the new part. But the 728 train was there as well and she demonstrated no confusion as to which train to board. Usually the newbies stand between the two trains asking people which one goes to Union.

Fusk said...

Who the CHRIST is she talking on the phone to at 7am?? I never understand these people.

Squiggles said...

And in my little world, I keep reading her name as: Speedy McDonkey Gonzales.

Taylor said...

This is why I hold my coffee with the drinking end facing away from me when walking anywhere on GO property. If some asshat bumps me, they get to wear the hot beverage.

Anonymous said...

let's say she was "pretend" talking so as to avoid a CJ beatdown.

Rouge Hill-er said...

Maybe she's one of those donkeys whose entire life is blighted if they don't get to sit in "their" special seat.

C.J. Smith said...

Er. For the record, although I have many Scooby Doo fantasies about hanging people upside down from a window while a train is in motion, it's a whole other ball game to actually get physical which I never do. My axe, chainsaw and blowtorch references are made as jokes and nothing more. I laughed at the beat down comment but I would never hit someone for being a donkey of any kind.

Anonymous said...

I would have deliberately sat right beside her and pulled out a cellphone and talked even louder over her telling an anonymous someone (pretending on the phone) about how this incredibly rude woman just bumped into a group people and knocked a woman's coffee to the ground to race to get on your GO Train.