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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mr. 82nd Street


Jackie is patiently waiting on the platform for her train to come and she wonders what her boss will say to her when she walks in 15minutes late. To be completely honest Jackie has a tendency to take forever to get herself up and ready in the mornings, but she knows she’s going to have to get her act together soon. As the train pulls into the station she’s praying that there was no congestion ahead so that some how she’d make it there on time. As she enters the train she quickly locates a seat and is thankful because she was wearing a pair of black pumps that happens to leave her feet crying by the end of the day. When the train pulls into the next stop, she looks up and her eyes rests upon Mr. 82nd Street. Who is Mr. 82nd Street you ask? He happens to be this handsome man whose presence exudes confidence, appears to have such a polite nature and lets not forget that amazing sense of style.

Jackie crosses paths with Mr. 82nd Street when she’s running late, which has become quite often during the past few weeks. She tends to wonder what he was like during the rest of his day as she only gets to see him on this short ride into the city. How much could you really tell about a person just based on their outward appearance? She has to admit that he’s definitely a highlight to her hustle and bustle in the mornings. She started to think about the last time she’s ever come across anyone that she’s felt a slight feeling of “Mmm I’d like to get to know you more..” Oh you know that feeling don’t you…it makes you pause for a few moments wondering about who they are after that initial meeting, introduction, or short chat. Your mind lingers on the conversation however insignificant it may seem to anyone else and your interest is peaked. Maybe you’ve graduated to more than a few fleeting conversations or had the chance to observe the person interact in a different setting. You notice something new that you didn’t notice before like…“Wow it was nice of him to have emailed me the information I wanted so promptly…he really takes his time helping people to understand something new…I like that.

Jackie suddenly snaps out of her train of thoughts and realizes that she’s about to miss her stop. She gathers her bags and merges into the crowd among the many getting off at her stop. As she passes by Mr. 82nd Street, the scarf she had placed around her neck had unraveled and fell in front of him. He quickly goes to pick it up hoping he could catch her before she leaves the train. Unfortunately, the train doors begin to close and he is left with the scarf of the woman he often wonders about on his ride to work.

Question:

  • So is there anyone you wonder about during the hustle and bustle of your day?
  • When was the last time you’ve felt that feeling of “Mmmm I wanna know more about you?”

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was an engaging story. I think this happens a lot in real life where you wonder about a certain someone. I think its good to act on it and find out you know gotta take that risk sometimes. The worse that could happen he begins speaking to you and he's a hot mess and your like oh brother I'll keep it moving..lol.

Bellefille84

Malibu said...

I just want to say....I LOVE your blog!! =) Very good story...don't know that it's really happened to me. There's nothing in my day-to-day routine that seems to lead to those types of occurrences...

Product Junkie Diva said...

Heyyyyyyyyyyyy
Love your story!
No there is no one that I find myself thinking about during the hustle and bustle of the day.
Bellefille you are a brave soul..lol
Keep Writing Just_Wondering I will keep visiting this blog.
Product Junkie Diva

Anonymous said...

I realllly love your blog!! I absolutely love reading all your stories. I haven't had that opportunity to take the train on a consistent basis to experience that. But what I did experience... is working for drug store seeing the same attractive guy come in every 2weeks to buy his toiletries. It was the most amazing sight. He would always come in well-dressed in a blue or black suit. He had a great tan and the most amazing sky blue eyes. Whenever he would come into the store...my co-workers and I would alert each other by talking over the intercom:
"GQ.....aisle 2!!" Lol. Everyone would rush to that aisle just to see MR. GQ! I still think about him til this very day!
Mellie-Mel