Friday, June 18, 2004

Sliding Doors

On my way home from work yesterday, my train pulls into my stop (14th Street/Union Square) in its usual fashion. I stand up and move towards the door, as do some others.

The conductor announces, "14th Street, Union Square."

Long pause.

Door doesn't open.

Pause.

"Next stop 8th Street. Please stand clear of the closing doors."

Train starts rolling.

Guy next to me, "They didn't even open the fucking doors! What the fuck is this?!"

I think that guy said what we all were thinking. I don't know if the doors on my car were broken on that side (at the next stop the doors opened on the other side), if the conductor just forgot the whole back end of the train, or if it was all some funny train worker joke. Drug use? Terrorism? Who's to say.


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