Monday, April 28, 2008

little new yorker




Despite the beautiful weather all last week, my post call day was rainy and cold, so Cal and I had to consider our various options for indoor activities. In the end, we decided to take the subway to FAO Schwarz, on the one condition that despite the fact that I am a total pushover, and despite the fact that I was visiting a toy store with an almost three year old child, we would not be buying anything that would require boxing and moving in July. The following playlet as we were waiting for our train to arrive:


MICHELLE
Too bad we just missed that other train.

CAL
We want the train to come here. (Indicating near platform)
Not over there. (Points to downtown platform across the divide).

MICHELLE
What train do you think will come next? We just missed the N train,
so I think next will be either the R or the W train.

CAL
(Sagely)
Or maybe the Q train.

MICHELLE
Oh, yeah, the Q. Wait, how did you know the Q train stops here?

(An uptown N train pulls into the station, screeching noisily)

MICHELLE
Huh, it was another N train after all. Guess I was wrong.

CAL
(Indicating a man snoozing on the bench next to us on the platform)
Be quiet, train! People are sleeping!

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