Monday, August 23, 2010

Hey big rude dude

Did you think I forgot about what happened 2 weeks ago? [Background post]

Nope. Not a chance.

I'm not one to hold a grudge but when I saw you this morning, sitting there reading your Metro newspaper, looking half-awake, I knew I had to give you a good dose of Karma. You looked like you really, really wanted a *quiet* ride.

It's healthy for you, ya know ... good ol' Karma.

So I called my husband, who I knew would be on one of the green cutting machines at his job at a golf course, which meant I would have to yell into my phone so he could hear me. (The train wasn't full yet, nor moving.)

Oh I saw you throw me a look, you big rude dude, as I told my husband in great detail the mundane tasks I performed this morning. (Honey, if you're reading this, I know you had no clue why I was having such a conversation with you since I never phone to bore you with such details).

And although I was shaking, because I'm not a mean person or one who thrives on confrontation, because it was clear you didn't recognize me (yet), I asked you pointedly to turn down your iPod so I could hear my husband. And still, you said nothing but you did what I asked (!).

You chicken-poo. Funny how so many of these train bullies only grow a pair (and are rude) when they're in a group.

Le sigh.


Helen said...

Is this a beefy dude who is bald and kind of looks like Dr. Evil's better looking twin?
When he talks, he talks at a volume much louder than needed?
Has white headphones.
I think I know who you are referring to.
He likes to initiate conversation with attractive women who are not interested in talking with him.

Jenz said...

The big-nosed dude with the ridiculous hair gets on in Oshawa and likes to sit and read so quietly. One of these days I'm going to trip him. Seriously.
And the chubby guy who wears the same beige pants every day sits on the same train, and he also sits quietly. I guess when it suits you, you can be quiet. What a rude group pf people.

I always wonder, who would hire these people?

C.J. Smith said...

If this was me, I'd be concerned that so many people know me by poor reputation.

Yes, to the first poster, that sounds like him. I think if I said blue windbreaker and it rings a bell then this is the same guy who Jenz describes as wearing beige pants.

I'd rather leave an impression on fellow riders as a nice person not some immature, loudmouth jerk.