Wow… It’s been a year since I last done one of these... Wow. Oops, sorry. Well, for my triumphant return I will talk about my train friends. What are train friends? I have no idea who these people really are, but I see them every day on my way to work and so I made up little names for them. If I don’t see anyone of them, I look around and make sure I am on the right train. So here they are, silly names and all:
The Badger: This guy is always seated, and always clutching his backpack for dear life. He usually is sleeping, or pretending to be sleeping, but if someone happens to wake him up he glares at them and grumbles. I discovered this once when I accidentally poked him with my umbrella.
Au Natural: This is a sweet looking girl, who like the badger, always has a seat. What is unusual about her is that she looks up. Everyone else looks down while reading, sleeping or playing with a cell phone. I call her Au Natural because she is the rare breed in Japan who doesn’t wear any make up at all.
The Flash: This guy cracks me up. When the train pulls up, he gets into position to haul ass to any available seat. He doesn’t wait for people to get off first… Hell no! He charges in and jumps into a seat, because if he doesn’t, perhaps the world will end. All during this time he has this panicked look on his face. He always gets his seat though.
The salesman: This is an attractive woman maybe in her mid to late 30s. I think she is pretty hot, because she seems really comfortable in her own skin. She is always reading something, and usually it’s on her Iphone. I call her the salesman because she is so comfortable with herself, that her favorite pants, which she wears often, are these ridiculous checked things that look s like something a 1970s era used car salesman would wear.
No face: This is the prettiest girl on the train in my opinion. Everything about her is perfect. Something that I found that was really attractive that I never thought about is the fact that she often reads a newspaper. Odd right? But I can’t recall a time when I have seen a girl read a newspaper. I find that attractive… I know, I’m weird. Now, why I call her no face is because she has no frickin facial expression. It’s like her face is made of porcelain and if she were to smile or frown, her face would fall off. That kind of creeps me out. It’s 7 in the morning when I see her though, so I don’t blame her for having an expressionless face of the damned.
Tattoo: This guy reminds me of a taller Tattoo from Fantasy Island. He is always wearing something tropical looking and is very proud of his smart phone. He wears it around his neck and never turns the screen off. Its seems to me he wants everyone to say to him: “Gee, what an amazing phone. Hence, you must be an amazing person.
The buzzard: This is a high school kid who knows exactly what station I get off at, and so when he sees me, he rushes right in front of me (assuming I got a seat) and waits for me to get off so he can take the seat.
And those are my regular train friends… Making my morning commute something…