The series continues with the people who live to ruin Monday.
The Scene: 6 train platform at Grand Central-42nd st, 8:30am
The platform is *surprise* packed and a full train rolls up. People shuffle to the door waiting for others to get off the train so they can shove on. I get to the door and the train is completely full so I resolve to wait for the next train. I can feel the lady's bag behind me poking me in the rear as the train pulls away inches from my face. I tried to step back a little, but this lady is up against me. I turn to see how many people are on the platform.... behind the woman who is poking me with her bag there is 15 feet of NO ONE!
Confused, I turn and ask her to step back a little and this is how THAT turned out:
Me: Pardon me, could you just step back a little bit?
Pokey: (insert immediate attitude) No. Why don't you move instead of pushing me?
Me: Lady, I'm just about to fall onto the tracks. (seriously, I was on the edge in the yellow zone!) Could you just move a little?
Pokey: (sucks teeth) Well, maybe you should've thought about that when you moved there.
Me: I was trying to get on the train. It's kind of how that happened and I really don't want to wind up on the tracks.
Pokey: (now she's J. Lo.) That's stupid. I'm not going to push you.... Why don't YOU get out of the way if you are uncomfortable?
Me: Lady! Forget it.
I turned back around (okay, maybe with a little hair flip) with the train rolling in, completely pissed that she thinks she's right when I hear her talking about me!
Pokey: Can you believe her? Some people. And her big head.
Patron: (nodding) Mmmm hmmm.
What are you nodding at?! This woman and every idiot on this platform is insane!
Let me tell you something, Pokey... if I was going down I would've grabbed a handful of your fake red ponytail and you'd be coming with me.