Monday, October 25, 2010
How not to be dumb #1
Today I broke my golden rule: never run for a train, you look like an idiot.
Even though I've been living in Brunswick for over 18 months, I got my timetable mixed up and arrived just as the train was departing.
There was the momentary "will I, won't I" question followed by the wrong choice: I will.
Train drivers must fucking love checking their rear vision mirrors to see the disapointment dance of not-passengers when the train pulls away.
It's an awkward moment, always shared with a person you made eye contact with on the other side of the glass in the hope that connection could break down walls. Or open doors at least.
You know what? I was right to make that rule. I've had a lovely 15 min rest at the station enjoying the sun and now get to make a grand entrance to class.
Being late makes you cool.
Running for the trains makes you dumb.
That's my lesson #1 for you