Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The crazy train ladies on Platform 12

"Don't take our pictures!" It sounded like a battle cry at first as these two women came rushing towards me around 5:20 tonight.
Startled, I stared blankly at them both as they stood in front of me, giggling and poking each other.

"We missed our train because of you," teased one lady who introduced herself as Diane.  The other lady, Kelly, began to regal me with a tale about a bag rider she encountered this morning.

I'm not used to this. I will admit. I smiled politely.  I find that generally people expect me to be immediately witty or blurt out something spontaneously funny, or whip out my phone and frantically start taking notes.

I know these two ladies were disappointed.
Honestly? It's been a long two weeks. My website is semi-operational; posts have disappeared -- again.  My husband and I are dealing with a strenuous financial matter. My condo board's AGM is tomorrow night and as the Vice President, I'm dreading a particular cast of characters whose only agenda is to make life miserable for our property manager and purposely disrupt the meeting, and work is unusually stressful.

I'm sorry I wasn't "on". On top of all this, I forgot my umbrella and I'm pretty sure I'm about to be pissed on when I get off the train in Oshawa.

All I want is some dinner and my bed.

All I can say is, I'm sorry if I seemed out of it and that I went to go sit by myself when the train arrived. I really needed the "me" time. But please, don't ever stop saying hi or not approach me. I wouldn't post a photo of myself if I didn't welcome the attention and opportunity to meet people who read the site.

I feel so bad. :(


Bicky said...

Everyone's entitled to an off-day, even you. Yes, it's true.

I feel for you re. the AGM. Our biggest concern is that we won't make quorum. Many times, we squeak by. But as long as you don't need to have off-duty police officers there to keep peace, you're doing better than some condos I know.

Hope things calm down for you soon. If I can help in any way, give a holler.

C.J. Smith said...

Tomorrow night is going to be really interesting.

Crazy train ladies said...

Way too hard on yourself! It was fine!!!!! So nice to meet you. Have a great day!!!!!!

C.J. Smith said...

I think I am sometimes! Thanks for the comment!