Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Bart Chronicles , Part 1

This is going to be a new series that I will be doing. It will include great stories, ideas and events from my daily BART rides. For those of you who get to enjoy public transportation, you will understand and empathize. For those of you who do not, get ready for some great moments like you have never experienced before.

Today on my ride home from work, I jumped onto a Pittsburgh/Bay Point train just as the doors were closing. I am crammed in too closely with a bunch of other people headed home and the familiar sound of someone listening to their i-pod too loudly starts to fill the air. The tall man in the suit next to me is the only one in close proximity with headphones in, so obviously, it is his music that he is unknowingly sharing with those around him. The best part was the song choice: Disturbia by Rhianna. Now, I know this isn't the most girly of songs, but to see this man listening to this song for some reason just cracked me up. He was a suited up, straight faced Asian gentleman and it just totally threw me off. Not the song I expected to hear from his headphones.

I am sure people have scoffed at my music choices on BART (Kelly Clarkson's new album was today- and it rocks btw) but I really don't mind. To each his/her own I say. But I definitely got a good laugh from this one. All I can say is that at least he had headphones on...because a few weeks ago there was a girl listening to her music off her phone without headphones...which was annoying as heck...but that is another story...