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3.4.19

Gaaaaaaaaah!!!

Today's "Conversation in the Metro":

A girl on her cellphone is having a ... conversation ... with someone on her cellphone.

It's a loud ... conversation. She's behind me as we walk through the tunnels:

Girl on cellphone: I know, right?
Girl on cellphone: So I said, 'Marie, you ...' I know, right?
Girl on cellphone: And then ... I know, right?
Girl on cellphone: And Marcus, he just ... I know, right?
Girl on cellphone: So - Listen! I know, right?

I probably should have been laughing to myself but, this kid had one of those voices that made me wince. It hurt. So I picked up the pace and tried to discreetly increase my stride in an effort to reduce her volume a little.

Girl on cellphone: That was ... I know, right?
Girl on cellphone: Yeah, and ... I know, right?
Girl on cellphone: Marcus was there, too ... I know, right?
Girl on cellphone: And then Marcus, he ... I know, right?
Girl on cellphone: No. Really. I know, right?!

It wasn't working. Since my first attempt to avoid the droning one-sided-yakathon-screecher-conversation failed, I took a shortcut through a parking garage.  Leaving the tunnel should have, A-squared plus B-squared equals, given me about 10 yards or better when I cut back into the tunnel by the Korean guy's store. I thought that would easily take care of little Miss Monologue.

And -- it didn't work.

I must have slowed down or she sped up during my shortcut-trick. Or she ran, more likely, because she was obviously sent by the Devil to annoy me.

Yep.  As I reentered the tunnel, she was right behind me again.

Girl on cellphone: Hey! Weren't you just in front of me before?

Me: Yeah ... I know, right?!
JM(M)