Are You Saying I'm Fat?

Bus Departure Time: 7:02
Bus Arrival Time: 7:18
T Departure Time: 7:20
T Arrival Time: 7:41
Weather as I call it: Sunny and cool. I am telling ya, it feels like Sept.
Level of commute annoyance (scale of 1 to 10): 2
Feared for my life: No


I went to the Red Sox game last night so I am a little tired today. The bus driver decided she was going to pick up everyone on the route. It was awesome. I hope you can detect my sarcasm.

On the T, I sat down and had an empty seat next to me. At Wellington, a woman sat next to me and I suddenly felt uncomfortable. I think she was trying to take up as much space as possible.

Let me get this out of the way: She was of average size, whatever that means. I guess what I am trying to say is that she wasn't obese. I have had plenty of people who have sat next to me on the Orange Line who I think would fit the description of the medical term "obese" and they have made riding the T a pretty tight situation for me. I generally leave it out of the blog because I don't want readers thinking I am poking fun at fat people.

So, with that long winded, awkward disclaimer out of the way, I want to say that this woman just had a different idea about social space than what I am used to. I had a hard time reading sitting next to her. I kept bumping into her so I started to lean to the right so I would reduce the number of times I said sorry on the trip.

I think I am getting fat.


The Missus said...

You're not getting fat. Just everyone else is.

Hmmm.. You seem like the type to value your personal space, and not like people invading it.

Me? I welcome the challenge of people invading my space on the T or bus. Because I invade right back.

It's like a game of Risk... It's all about world domination being played on public transportation.

Next time, you should invade her "Madagascar."

That will totally show her!

guitarguynboston said...

I had the same problem on the OL the other day. I got on at North Station heading north. There were 3 open seats and I sat on one of the end ones when this Huge lady sat right next to me. And when I mean huge I mean huge to the point of where I swear one of her butt cheeks was resting on my leg. Now I am pretty skinny but really there was no room for me to even open my book to read.