8/14/2007

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

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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.

2 comments:

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.